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Labor Department

US factories desperate for workers, even as ranks of jobless remains high
World

US factories desperate for workers, even as ranks of jobless remains high

  • "We hired two from the ads," said Arnold, just a fraction of the 125 he needs to get back to full strength of 673 workers. Half the welding jobs at his Texas plant are open, for instance, creating a bottleneck in an operation that builds trailers on metal frames.
  • US manufacturers have long grumbled about labor shortages, but the past year has proven particularly frustrating.
Published 02 Apr, 2021 07:49pm
Gold surges in Europe
Markets

Gold surges in Europe

ROTTERDAM/LONDON: Gold rose over 1% on Thursday on a retreat in the dollar and US bond yields, while grim jobless...
Published 02 Apr, 2021 04:58am
US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected
World

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits totaled a seasonally adjusted 712,000 for the week ended March 6, compared to 754,000 in the prior week, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
  • That, together with nearly $900 billion in additional pandemic relief money advanced by the government in late December, fired up consumer spending and hiring in February after declining in December.
Published 11 Mar, 2021 07:19pm
US job growth beats expectations in February
World

US job growth beats expectations in February

  • Nonfarm payrolls surged 379,000 jobs last month after rising 166,000 in January, the Labor Department said on Friday. In December, payrolls fell for the first time in eight months.
  • Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday offered an optimistic view of the labor market, but cautioned a return to full employment this year was "highly unlikely."
Published 05 Mar, 2021 09:20pm
US import prices post biggest gain since 2012
World

US import prices post biggest gain since 2012

  • The Labor Department said on Thursday import prices jumped 1.4% last month, the biggest gain since March 2012, after increasing 1.0% in December.
  • Imported fuel prices increased 7.4% last month after soaring 8.1% in December. Imported food prices surged 2.1%.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 07:53pm
US producer prices increase moderately in December
World

US producer prices increase moderately in December

  • The producer price index for final demand increased 0.3% last month after nudging up 0.1% in November.
  • A 1.1% increase in the cost of goods accounted for last month's rise in the PPI. Prices for services dipped 0.1%.
Published 15 Jan, 2021 07:04pm
Yields slip as investors await 30-year auction
Markets

Yields slip as investors await 30-year auction

  • Investors awaiting an auction of 30-year government debt shrugged off a report showing an increase in US consumer prices in December amid rising gasoline costs.
  • In the 12 months through December the CPI advanced 1.4% after increasing 1.2% in November.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 09:10pm