Signs of Recovery as California Adds Jobs for 2nd Month

SACRAMENTO — California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic. New unemployment claims, both for traditional emp...

March Hiring Accelerated to 916K, Yet Many Jobs Remain Lost

WASHINGTON — America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increa...

US Loses 140,000 Jobs, First Monthly Drop Since Spring

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 positions, clear evidence that the economy is faltering as the viral pandemic tightens its grip on consumers and businesses. At the same time, the unemployment ...
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US Job Market Looked Robust Before Virus Outbreak Escalated

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States jumped in February as employers added 273,000 positions, evidence that the job market was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to sweep through the nation. “The U.S. economy clearly approached the COVID-19 sh...