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April 8, 2013

A report by the Labor Department showed that retail employment declined by 24,000 in March, the biggest slide since February 2012.

July 5, 2012

A report issued by the Labor Department showed that applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 in the week ended June 30, to 374,000.

June 14, 2012

A report released by the Labor Department showed that the cost of living in the U.S. dropped in May by the most in three years.

April 12, 2012

Figures released by the Labor Department showed that more Americans than forecast filed applications for jobless benefits last week, reinforcing concern that the labor-market recovery will be slow to develop.

November 29, 2011

By Julie S. Lucht, Perkins Coie LLP

August 3, 2011

In a notification to Connecticut’s labor department, J.C. Penney Co. said it will lay off 442 workers at J.C. Penney’s distribution center in Manchester, Conn.

July 28, 2011

A report released Thursday by the Labor Department said that jobless claims for last week dropped by 24,000 to 398,000, the fewest since April.

March 17, 2011

The Labor Department’s Producer Price Index rose last month, primarily due to higher energy costs and the biggest rise in food prices in 36 years, USA Today reported.

February 17, 2011

A report released Thursday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits increased by 25,000 to 410,000 in the week ended Feb. 12, exceeding the 400,000 median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

January 20, 2011

A report released Thursday by the Labor Department said that U.S. claims for initial jobless benefits last week posted their biggest decline in nearly a year.

December 15, 2010

The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the consumer-price index increased 0.1% in November after a 0.2% rise the prior month.

December 3, 2010

The Labor Department’s November report indicated that retailers didn't hire as many new workers during the month as they traditionally do at this time of year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

December 2, 2010

Fewer Americans filed claims for unemployment insurance payments over the past month, indicating some positive movement in the job market.

November 10, 2010

A report released Wednesday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits declined by 24,000 to 435,000 in the week ended Nov. 6, the lowest level in four months.

November 9, 2010

A report released Wednesday by the Labor Department said that applications for jobless benefits declined...

October 18, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly declined in October, with Americans more pessimistic about current economic conditions.

October 14, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence...

October 14, 2010

A Friday report from the Labor Department showed that the cost of living in the...

September 15, 2010

A report issued by the Labor Department on Thursday said that the number of newly...

September 9, 2010

A late Thursday report from the Labor Department said that the number of people who...

August 3, 2010

Federal healthcare reform is now the law of the land, and the Federal agencies with...

December 29, 2008

QVC Inc. plans to eliminate 500 jobs early next year at its headquarters in West...

April 30, 2008

Inquiring minds want to know: “Why have businesses taken advantage of options to reduce...

January 3, 2008

Washington, D.C. Employees at car dealerships, furniture stores, gas stations and clothing retailers were among...

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