Monday, November 29, 2021

All posts tagged "jobs"

  • US Stocks Rise as Oil Prices Jumps Again; Tech Climbs

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed for the third day in a row while key oil-producing nations discussed cuts in production. Tech and consumer stocks traded higher, led by Amazon...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Why Stay in a Bad Job? Reasons can be Practical or Emotional

    NEW YORK – When workers say they hate their jobs or their bosses are abusive, people wonder: Why don’t you quit? It can happen at any company. Staffers may feel that their atmosphere is unpleasant or contentious....

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • US Pending Home Sales Inch Up in December

    WASHINGTON – The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Spain’s Jobless Rate Drops in 4Q after Record Annual Fall

    MADRID – Spain’s unemployment rate edged down to 20.9 percent in the fourth quarter from 21.2 percent the previous quarter, at the end of a year when the number of jobless fell by a record amount, the...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Fewer People Seek US Jobless Aid, Sign of Stable Job Market

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign that employers aren’t cutting jobs in response to global economic weakness and sharp stock market drops. THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment benefits...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Nonfarm Job Numbers Decrease Slightly in 2015

    SAN JUAN – The year 2015 ended with 910,500 nonfarm jobs, a slight decrease of 1,700, according to a report from the Labor and Human Resources Department issued by the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute. “Nonfarm payroll in...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • Study: Tax Incentives Generated Thousands of Jobs, more Expected

    SAN JUAN – Tax incentives created by Acts 20 and 22 of 2012 to promote exports and attract investors have generated an estimated 5,832 jobs, and could create about 56,000 by 2024, according to a study commissioned...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • December Unemployment Rate Stands at 12.2%

    SAN JUAN – Labor Department Secretary Vance Thomas announced Tuesday that the unemployment rate for December stood at 12.2%. The data on employment, unemployment and nonfarm payroll, certified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, also show an...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • Hiring Rises in 36 US States in December

    WASHINGTON – Employers added jobs in 36 states last month, led by big gains in California, Texas and Florida, evidence that hiring remains solid nationwide. Low oil prices caused job losses in energy-rich states. THE NUMBERS: The...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • Business Economists Expect Slower Sales, Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Business economists are more pessimistic about their firms’ future sales and profits than they were last fall, and more predict slower economic growth, a survey found. At the same time, a majority of economists surveyed...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
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