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US jobless claims plunge to the lowest level since 1969
The larger than expected drop may be explained by how the government adjusts the raw data for seasonal swings.
24 Nov 2021
US jobless claims fall to pandemic low in tight labour market
The US economy is regaining momentum following a summer lull when a wave of COVID-19 infections battered the nation.
18 Nov 2021
Canada’s retail sector ramps up hiring though pace of gains slows
The economy added 31,200 jobs last month, the government said on Friday.
5 Nov 2021
Biden’s vaccine mandates: Here’s what you need to know
The White House has issued a rule mandating COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing at firms with 100 or more employees.
4 Nov 2021
US: Deere union workers reject contract offer, extending strike
The disputed contract covers over 10,000 Deere union workers at 12 facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.
3 Nov 2021
Taper time: US Fed to start trimming monthly bond buys
Fed chief Jerome Powell says the US jobs market may improve enough to reach ‘maximum employment’ by mid-2022.
3 Nov 2021
Now hiring: US weekly jobless claims hit 19-month low
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 290,000 for the week ended October 16.
21 Oct 2021
No jab, no job? Thousands of American workers could get pink slip
The unvaccinated in the United States face potential job loss as inoculation mandates sweep the land.
19 Oct 2021
Apple employee, who was vocal on discrimination, fired
Janneke Parrish helped spearhead the #AppleToo movement to help employees speak out on workplace discrimination.
18 Oct 2021
US adds paltry 194,000 jobs in September, slowest hiring in 2021
Nonfarm payrolls increased 194,000 last month, a report from the US Department of Labor showed Friday.
8 Oct 2021
US Kellogg employees strike as contract negotiations fail
A union representative says Kellogg has threatened to send additional jobs to Mexico if workers do not accept its terms.
6 Oct 2021
US wants large airlines to make vaccines mandatory for staff
US federal contractors have to mandate vaccines, which could impact many airlines with federal contracts.
4 Oct 2021
US jobless claims rise for third straight week as layoffs persist
Some economists believe the expiration of federal jobless benefits could be behind last week’s initial claims rise.
30 Sep 2021
US jobless claims rise as Target pares down holiday hiring
A second straight weekly increase in jobless claims reported by the US Labor Department on Thursday puzzled economists.
23 Sep 2021
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