US unemployment falls to 5.1%, lowest since April 2008

The US economy generated a lower-than-expected 173,000 new jobs in August, the government reported Friday, but upward revisions to previous months` data sweetened the picture for hiring across the country.

US jobless claims drop to 41-1/2-year

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than 41-1/2 years, suggesting the labor market maintained a solid pace of job growth in July.

US jobless claims fall for fourth week in row

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits fell last week, sticking to a downward trend as the labor market strengthens.

US jobs machine revs up, cutting unemployment to 6.1%

US job creation picked up solidly in June, pushing the jobless rate down to 6.1 percent, boosting confidence in the economy and sending stocks flying to new records.

Fading winter to lift US payrolls, push down jobless rate

The U.S. economy likely created jobs at the fastest pace in four months in March as it shifted into a higher gear after being held back by a brutally cold winter.

Investors take to the trenches for China trade, US jobs

The jobless rate is expected to stay at 7.0 percent though there was some risk of a higher number should the participation rate rise from its unusually low levels.

US unemployment rate down to 7.2% in September

The US jobless rate fell to 7.2 percent in September from 7.3 percent the month before, despite tepid numbers for job creation, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

US job growth lost momentum before budget fight hit

US employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy that supported the Federal Reserve`s decision to maintain its monthly bond purchases.

Government shutdown lifts US jobless claims to 6-month high

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 66,000 to a seasonally adjusted 374,000, the highest level since the end of March, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

US unemployment drops to 7.7%, lowest since 2008

Employment increased in professional and business services, construction, and health care.

US unemployment rate rises 7.9% in January

The US unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent in January from 7.8 percent in December 2012, the US Labor Department said Friday.

US unemployment drops to four-year low

The US jobless rate sank to a four-year low in November, but millions remained out of work in an economy still struggling to recover from a recession that ended nearly four years ago, experts said.

Obama welcomes downtick in jobless rate

US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed a downtick in the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent, despite a slowdown in overall job creation, but said there was more work to do to revive the economy.

US jobless rate at three-year low as payrolls surge

The United States created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to a near three-year low, giving a boost to President Barack Obama.

Fed likely to stay on sidelines at policy meeting

The Federal Reserve is likely to hold off offering the US economy fresh stimulus at a meeting on Tuesday as it weighs encouraging signs on the recovery against risks coming from Europe.

Wall St caps stellar week on drop in jobless rate

US stocks ended flat on Friday but capped the best week for Wall Street bulls in almost three years after data showed the US unemployment rate dropped to a 2-1/2 year low.