Employment

The employment part of the economy continued to power forward in June, adding another 213,000 jobs though the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, the Labor Department says.

Steve Liesman takes a look at the state’s new experimental program to address its local worker shortage that not only has implications on Kentucky, but the entire nation.

The jobs market has reached what should be some kind of inflection point: There are now more openings than there are workers.

In the face of persistent fears that the world could be facing a trade war and a synchronized slowdown, the U.S. economy enters June with a good deal of momentum.

May’s unemployement rate falls to 3.8 percent, its lowest in 18 years.

Maryland is renowned for its crab industry, but this year several picking rooms are empty as Trump administration rules have clamped down on visas for temporary foreign laborers.

Economists surveyed by Reuters expected nonfarm payroll growth of 200,000 and the unemployment rate to fall to 4 percent.

Nonfarm payrolls were expected to increase by 180,000 in January and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 4.1 percent, according to Reuters.

Hampton Pearson reports the latest read on the labor market with the December nonfarm payrolls data.

Companies added 190,000 in November as the economy returned to normal following the hurricane season, according to ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

On Jan. 1 New York will institute what’s being hailed as one of the most progressive paid family leave acts in the US — for all businesses.

Pay is rising quickly for these in-demand jobs. Already in the field? Here’s how to catch up.

Business is so strong for aircraft builder Boeing that it is temporarily rehiring “several hundred” retired mechanics in Washington State to help it meet production demands. Also, the manufacturer is looking to hire new employees as it struggles to meet commercial aircraft orders that have been piling up. On Wednesday, Boeing announced a record 202 …

Economists surveyed by Reuters expected payroll growth of 90,000 in September, versus the initially reported 156,000 in August.

It’s especially true for old, young, female and black low-skilled workers say economists from the London School of Economics and UC Irvine.