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U.S. new jobless claims hit highest level since mid-August

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.

Labor Dept: Renewable energy jobs fastest growing sector in U.S.

Even as the current administration in the White House continues to pin its hopes on a resurgence of the coal industry, the US Labor Department's latest projections show jobs in the renewable energy sector will grow twice as fast as any other occupation.

Are truck drivers in the U.S. in danger of becoming a rare breed?

The U.S. will face a shortage of nearly 50,000 truck drivers by the end of this year, according to a report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That's a sharp uptick from only two years ago when the shortage was pegged at 30,000 drivers.

Labor Department tells Fox unemployment report 'skewed'

Washington - With a presidential election less than a month away, a Labor Department spokesman has admitted its report showing weekly unemployment applications the lowest in four years, is skewed downward.

Pace of U.S. Job Losses Slows in July

There was welcome news from Washington today when figures released by the Labor Department revealed that non-farm payroll figures for the month of July fell by less than many economists had been predicting.

Labor Department Announces Green Jobs Training for Veterans

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced Wednesday grants to 17 different organizations totaling $7.5 million. The grants will provide nearly 3,000 veterans with "green jobs" training.

Jobless Rate In US Hits 5.47 Million

The jobless rate in the United States has climbed to 5.47 million in the week ending March 14 up from the previous week's 5.288 million.

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