Tag "Labor Market"

U.S. market indexes were mixed on Thursday as manufacturing was down in August but investors kept a positive outlook on the labor market. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18419.30 for a gain of 18.42 points

Wall Street will fixate on a wave of U.S. economic data next week, crested by payrolls data on Friday that could sway expectations about the timing of future interest rate hikes and spark volatility in record-high stock prices. Fresh data

The Federal Reserve could possibly raise U.S. interest rates as soon as September, an influential Fed policymaker said on Tuesday in comments that boosted the dollar ahead of next week’s signature meeting of world central bankers. New York Fed President

U.S. employment likely increased at a healthy clip in July, with wages picking up, which should help to underpin consumer spending and boost the economy. The Labor Department’s closely-watched employment report on Friday will probably show that nonfarm payrolls increased

For many U.S. workers, real wages have been stagnant for decades when accounting for inflation. But salaries aren’t always stuck in the doldrums. Online employment company Glassdoor has pinpointed a few bright spots. It is calling out 11 newer jobs

U.S. market indexes were higher Monday as stocks appear poised for a rally and the second quarter earnings outlook seems positive. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18226.93 for a gain of 80.19 points or 0.44 percent. The

U.S. market indexes traded higher on Friday to end the week with gains. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18146.74 for a gain of 250.86 points or 1.40 percent. The S&P 500 was also higher, closing

How many millions of people are unemployed in the United States? This is a simple, yet deceptively complex, question. For example, a person without a job who has completely stopped looking for employment is not, technically, in the labor market.