November 7, 2013 Economists thought the government would say the economy slowed. But the initial estimate shows a slight pickup from the 2.5 percent pace of the second quarter.
July 3, 2013 In advance of Friday's much-anticipated June employment news, three other reports point upward.
May 9, 2013 The news could be another sign that the economy's picked up enough strength to convince employers that it's OK to hold on to workers.
May 2, 2013 There were 324,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 18,000 from the previous week's 342,000. Numbers on April's unemployment rate and job growth are due to be released Friday.
April 18, 2013 There were 352,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, up by 4,000 from the week before. The early analysis: It's a sign that the labor market's recovery, while slow, is continuing.
March 7, 2013 As many eyes turn to Friday's employment report, new data offer a somewhat conflicting picture.