US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic

US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic

Elyse Russo APR 15, 2021 / 08:02 AM CDT The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to 576,000, a post-COVID low and a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications plummeted by 193,000 from a revised 769,000 a weekRead More
The economy is on the cusp of a major boom and economists believe it could last

The economy is on the cusp of a major boom and economists believe it could last

PUBLISHED FRI, APR 9 2021 Patti Domm@IN/PATTI-DOMM-9224884/@PATTIDOMM The economy has entered a period of supercharged growth, and instead of fizzling, it could potentially remain stronger than it was during the pre-pandemic era into 2023. Economists now expect the second quarter to grow at a pace of 10%, and growth for 2021 is expected to be north of 6.5%.Read More
Is Your Future Talent Hidden in Plain Sight?

Is Your Future Talent Hidden in Plain Sight?

There are 28 million hidden workers according to the Harvard Business Project on Managing the Future of Work. Adrienne Selko APR 05, 2021 If you are like me, you struggle with understanding how so many jobs are going unfilled, and yet there are so many people out of work. Joseph Fuller, who is a co-chairRead More
March Manufacturing More than Doubles February’s Pace for New Hires

March Manufacturing More than Doubles February’s Pace for New Hires

Manufacturers hired 53,000 more people in March as employment recovery picks up steam. APR 02, 2021 The Department of Labor’s most recent employment report reveals that the nonfarm economy added 916,000 jobs last month while manufacturing more than doubled the amount of jobs it gained in February. Manufacturing added 53,000 jobs in March after addingRead More
In Like a Lion: Manufacturing in March Grew for a Tenth Straight Month

In Like a Lion: Manufacturing in March Grew for a Tenth Straight Month

Surveyed manufacturing executives are increasingly optimistic despite supply chain and talent struggles. Ryan Secard APR 02, 2021 March was a good month for manufacturing, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The ISM’s manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index rose 3.9 points from February to reach 64.7%, making March the tenth month of an expanding industrial economyRead More
Weekly jobless claims higher than expected despite signs of labor market improvement

Weekly jobless claims higher than expected despite signs of labor market improvement

PUBLISHED THU, APR 1 20218:30 AM Jeff Cox@JEFF.COX.7528@JEFFCOXCNBCCOM First-time claims for jobless benefits were higher than expected last week, with 719,000 more workers heading to the unemployment line, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The total compared with the 675,000 estimate from Dow Jones and was above last week’s downwardly revised 658,000. While the number ofRead More
US Manufacturing Sector Index Races to 37-year High in March: ISM

US Manufacturing Sector Index Races to 37-year High in March: ISM

BY REUTERS   April 1, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021   WASHINGTON—A measure of U.S. manufacturing activity soared to its highest level in more than 37 years in March, driven by strong growth in new orders, the clearest sign yet that a much anticipated economic boom was probably underway. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Thursday itsRead More
Private payrolls hiring bursts at fastest pace since September on rise in hospitality hiring

Private payrolls hiring bursts at fastest pace since September on rise in hospitality hiring

PUBLISHED WED, MAR 31 20218:15 AM Jeff Cox@JEFF.COX.7528@JEFFCOXCNBCCOM Private payrolls in March expanded at the fastest pace since September as anticipation of a strong economic rebound coupled with aggressive vaccination rates pushed companies to hire, according to a report Wednesday from payroll processing firm ADP. Companies added 517,000 workers for the month, a healthy spikeRead More
New US Jobless Claims Drop Below 700,000, 1st Time Since Pandemic: Gov’t

New US Jobless Claims Drop Below 700,000, 1st Time Since Pandemic: Gov’t

The drop of 97,000 from the prior's week's upwardly revised figure was much better than analysts forecast. Agence France-Presse MAR 25, 2021 New filings for regular unemployment benefits in the United States dropped to 684,000 last week, the government said Thursday, their first reading below 700,000 since the pandemic sparked mass layoffs. The drop ofRead More