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WASHINGTON - Job growth slowed nearly to a crawl in May, with new hiring registering the smallest gain in almost two years. The unemployment rate dipped to a low 5.1 percent, however.
WASHINGTON - The Labor Department will release the unemployment numbers for February at 8:30 a.m. EST today. Economists expect an increase of 220,000 in payrolls and see the jobless rate holding at 5.2 percent.
WASHINGTON - Employers stepped up hiring in August, expanding payrolls by 144,000 and lowering the unemployment rate marginally to 5.4 percent. While the figures didn’t amount to a national job fair, analysts said, they did hold out the promise of stronger growth following the summer lull.
Jay Reinke thought he was one of the lucky employees at Arizona State University.
WASHINGTON - Economists expect an increase of 225,000 in non-farm payroll jobs in March and a drop in the unemployment rate to 5.3 percent when the Labor Department releases new unemployment numbers at 8:30 a.m. this morning.
Preparing for what appears to be an inevitable NHL work stoppage in September, the Coyotes cut back their workforce by 16 positions on Friday.
When last season ended, the Diamondbacks had $65.3 million committed to 10 players in 2004. But six months later, the 29 players on the opening day roster and disabled list have a total salary of $68.8 million.
Scottsdale may add 34.5 full-time jobs to its payroll in fiscal year 2004-05.
Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall has invested a lot of money on the 2012 roster.
A federal judge is blocking state lawmakers from imposing new restrictions on payroll deductions from the paychecks of unionized employees.
Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during 2011 because the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act Of 2010 provides a 2-percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, reducing their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid, according to a news release issued Friday by the IRS. The reduced withholding will have no effect on the employee's future Social Security benefits.
Hundreds of Arizona State University employees opened their paychecks this week to find a much smaller amount than usual — some receiving half-pay or nothing at all.
ASU officials are blaming faulty guesswork for the university’s growing payroll crisis.
WASHINGTON - Employers stepped up hiring last month, boosting payrolls by a brisk 167,000 and keeping the unemployment rate steady at a still historically low 4.5 percent. Workers' wages grew briskly.
NEW YORK - AOL said Thursday it expects to drop as many as 5,000 employees, or a quarter of its global work force, within six months as the company restructures its business to draw more online advertising dollars.
WASHINGTON - New hiring slowed significantly in April as employers added just 138,000 people to their payrolls, the slowest pace of job growth in six months. The overall unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent.
WASHINGTON - Employers added 211,000 jobs in a springtime hiring burst that benefited almost all sectors of the economy and lowered the national unemploment rate to 4.7 percent.
WASHINGTON - Hiring gained ground in February with employers adding 243,000 jobs, the most in three months. Brighter job prospects sent people streaming into the labor force, however, pushing the unemployment rate up marginally to 4.8 percent.
WASHINGTON - The nation’s businesses cranked up hiring in November after a twomonth lull, a sign the labor market is back in the groove as the ill effects of the Gulf Coast hurricanes fade.
WASHINGTON - Employers throttled back hiring in May, boosting jobs by just 78,000, the government reported Friday. The most sluggish pace of payroll expansion in nearly two years dramatized the erratic behavior of the nation's job market.
Gilbert’s proposed budget indicates the town will break the 1,000-employee mark by mid-2006.
April 10, 2005
WASHINGTON - America’s payrolls grew by 146,000 in January, a sluggish pace suggesting companies are reluctant to bulk up their work forces and highlighting the challenges faced by jobseekers.
WASHINGTON - Employers added 288,000 jobs to their payrolls in April as the nation's unemployment rate slipped to 5.6 percent, reinforcing hopes for a sustained turnaround in the jobs market that had lagged for so long.
The Diamondbacks' payroll could increase by as much as $15 million annually over the next 10 years if a new business plan is successful, Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday.