Fears of the spreading delta variant of the coronavirus prompted a slide in stocks on Monday. Airlines, hotels, cruise ships, and other tourism-based companies had some of the biggest stock losses.
The recession that broke out with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic lasted just two months, officially ended in April 2020. That makes it the shortest downturn on record, according to the committee of economists that determines when recessions begin and end.
The United States set another pandemic low in this week's jobs report, showing only 360,000 first-time filers for unemployment.
Consumer prices in June rose 0.9% from May and 5.4% over the past year — the sharpest 12-month inflation spike since June 2008.
U.S. unemployment claims rose slightly last week by 2,000 to a total of 373,000, even as the economy and the job market appear to be rebounding.
U.S. employers added 850,000 jobs in June 2021, well above the average of the previous three months, the Labor Department said.
Home prices rose 14.6% year over year nationally in April, according to the national Case-Shiller index, making for the highest reading in more than 30 years of recordkeeping.
President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have “struck a deal” on a $953 billion infrastructure plan.
Kroger, which is already the largest grocery retailer in the United States, is hoping to hire 10,000 more workers with its hybrid hiring event taking place Thursday, June 10.
Chipotle announced it would be raising menu prices by as much as 4% to offset the cost of the employee pay raises announced last month.
Barely more than a year after the coronavirus caused the steepest economic fall and job losses on record, the speed of the rebound has been so unexpectedly swift that many companies can’t fill jobs or acquire enough supplies to meet a pent-up burst of customer demand.
Unemployment benefit applications in the U.S. have dropped to 385,000, down 20,000 from the week before.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped last week to 406,000, a new pandemic low and evidence that the job market is strengthening.
Sales of new homes fell a bigger-than-expected 5.9% in April, a drop that analysts blamed in part on soaring home prices.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 444,000, a new pandemic low and a sign that the job market keeps strengthening as consumers spend freely again, viral infections drop and business restrictions ease.
For some, the price spike is reminiscent of the double-digit inflation in the 1970s, leaving concerns that we're heading that way again.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.
President Biden on Monday announced steps to make it easier for employers to hire new workers and touted the country’s economic recovery plan following a disappointing April jobs report.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work.
U.S. employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find enough workers.