More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Stocks are opening sharply lower after the government said businesses added the fewest jobs in June in more than a year. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent.
An administrative law judge has ordered a Los Angeles-area temporary workforce provider to pay more than $340,000 for failing to properly pay Thai farmworkers in Hawaii and for violating their rights.
Stocks slid Thursday after claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly for the first time in three weeks.
Levi Strauss & Co. will pay more than $1 million in overtime back pay to almost 600 workers nationwide following a Labor Department investigation.
Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that layoffs are slowing and employers may be stepping up hiring.
The unemployment rate fell or held steady in 40 states in January, the latest sign that hiring is strengthening throughout the country.
Clothing maker Joe’s Jeans has paid nearly $159,000 after federal investigators said one of its contractors failed to pay minimum wage to 110 garment workers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Employers added the most jobs in five months in October, with the education and health care sectors leading the way. But the unemployment rate, measured by a separate survey of households, refused […]