AdpNationalEmploymentReport

Unemployment Applications Rise for Second Straight Week

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week, a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 402,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications had been below 400,000 for three straight weeks.

Reports Show Much Improved Jobs Picture For October

The nation's struggling jobs picture continued to improve in October, despite ongoing concern about the anemic economic recovery, two reports showed Wednesday. Private employers in the U.S. added 110,000 jobs last month, according to the ADP National Employment Report, more than the 101,000 analysts expected, Reuters reported.

ADP Bets on Small Business Growth to Offset Jobs

As the creation of new jobs slows and layoffs continue, small businesses keep hiring. ADP is betting those companies will continue to buck the trend. It's setting up new services to capitalize on that growth.