All posts tagged "jobs"
Puerto Rico May Unemployment Pegged at 11.7%
SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Labor Department announced Friday that the adjusted unemployment rate for May stood at 11.7%. The number reflects a 0.4% decrease when compared with May 2015, when unemployment reached 12.1%. Puerto Rico...
- Posted June 17, 2016
Late Sell-Off Leaves US Stocks Barely Higher; Oil Rises
NEW YORK – Stock indexes inched upward Tuesday, led by gains in energy companies as the price of oil closed above $50 a barrel for the first time in almost a year. The market had been on...
- Posted June 7, 2016
Economists Increasingly Uncertain About US Growth this Year
Business economists are giving a more pessimistic outlook about U.S. economic growth this year for the third consecutive month and uncertainty over the November presidential election has proven to be damaging. The median estimate from economists surveyed...
- Posted June 6, 2016
Portrait of US Economy Looks Cloudier after Poor Jobs Report
WASHINGTON – An unexpectedly bleak May jobs report has suddenly muddied the outlook for the U.S. economy. Until this week, the Federal Reserve had seemed poised to raise interest rates perhaps as soon as June 15 –...
- Posted June 4, 2016
US Stocks, Dollar Slide after Weak US Jobs Report
Investors also await action from Federal Reserve later in the month
- Posted June 3, 2016
US Hiring Grinds to a Near-Halt
Many stop looking for work
- Posted June 3, 2016
US Stocks Struggle as Energy Companies Fall with Oil Prices
Mixed close as energy companies fell, overcoming gains in utilities and phone companies
- Posted May 31, 2016
April Unemployment Rate Pegged at 11.7%
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Labor Secretary Vance Thomas announced Friday that the unemployment rate for April stood as 11.7%. “Data from the recent employment and unemployment survey show that the adjusted unemployment rate for April 2016...
- Posted May 20, 2016
US Stocks Finish a Little Higher as Health Care Jumps
Starting week slightly higher following two weeks of losses
- Posted May 9, 2016
Why April’s Hiring Slowdown May Show Caution on US Economy
May also reflect an expected shift to a more sustainable pace of job creation
- Posted May 7, 2016