Employment

Job openings edged lower in June as the labor market continues to tighten, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

February’s job growth slowed to a crawl, but it is temporarily sluggish growth and not a sign of recession.

Ylan Mui reports that the private sector appears to have shaken off the government shutdown and delivered big job gains.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected payrolls to rise by just 170,000. Stock futures and yields surged in reaction.

Companies across the nation are in search of employees to help improve their supply chains. And as Kate Rogers reports, some are struggling to recruit workers.

According to new research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a woman earns 49 cents for every dollar a man earns — a far wider gap than commonly cited data indicates.

The construction industry was a strong driver in the October jobs report, adding 30,000 positions. But even with the gains, the industry is still facing a labor shortage. Kate Rogers reports.

Employment costs rose more than expected in the third quarter in a sign that more inflation could be brewing in the U.S. economy.

While a more confident consumer base is helping Main Street’s bottom line, the labor market is tightening, making finding workers a challenge for companies. Many are increasing pay for the workers they already have to keep them on board.

Frank Holland reports on one of the world’s largest package delivery companys, DHL, looking for skilled workers ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Kate Rogers reports on the aviation industry’s growing need for mechanics, and what one New York high school is doing to help close the gap.

Ylan Mui breaks down the numbers in the September jobs report.

The unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7 percent, the lowest since December 1969 and one-tenth of a percentage point below expectations.