Along with thousands of furloughed workers and the closures of national parks and zoos, now the US government shutdown can also be blamed for causing a surge in unemployment claims.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a four-month high last week, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam in March.
Exotic dancers in Kansas can now receive unemployment insurance after a state Supreme Court ruling deems the workers to be employees and not independent contractors.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign for the sluggish labor market.
The pace of hiring by U.S. employers eased slightly in December, pointing to a lackluster pace of economic growth that was unable to make further inroads in the country's still high unemployment rate.
Fewer people are filing for unemployment this during the holiday season, dropping jobless claims to the lowest levels since 2008.
In California, which was hit particularly hard during the economic downturn, the jobless levels for the state have been staggering, peaking at one point at a record 12.4 percent in 2010, with an estimated 2.25 million Californians out of work during that year.
A new report by Gallup found that the number of employed Americans working for private companies has risen since the 2008 global economic collapse.
A new report released by Gallup revealed that the economy is the most important issue listed by Americans this election season.
The latest unemployment report by Gallup reveals a continued decline in unemployment rates.
The unemployment rate, the lowest in the past eight months, coincide with the decline reported by Gallup on Thursday.
The unemployment rate reflects Gallup's unadjusted measurements, which dropped to 7.9 percent in September.
A report released by the Census Bureau shows the number of Latinos in the U.S. in poverty has dropped over 1 percent.
Recent statistics by the Department of Labor show that unemployment among Latinos is at least two percent higher than the national average. As the presidential elections nears, what can be done, if anything at all?