Labor Department

U.S. Job Growth Weakest in 3 Years

Employers hired the fewest workers in almost three years in December, but the setback was likely to be temporary amid signs that cold weather might have had an impact.

U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs in June

Employers added 195,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, while the unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent as more people entered the workforce.

Jobless Claims Plummet to 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to its lowest level since the early days of the 2007-09 recession.

U.S. Jobless Claims Climb Slightly

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, which could further allay fears of a major setback in the labor market recovery.