Working for yourself has a lot of perks. Being able to save easily for retirement isn't one of them, thanks to the inaccessibility of employer-sponsored 401(k) or pension plans.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at the lowest point since mid-April.
Despite the creation of nearly 300,000 new jobs in June, a pair of labor-market bellwethers suggest that hiring in the U.S. is likely to be weaker in the months ahead.
A boost in hiring in June catapulted the S&P 500 right near its record closing high and lifted all major U.S. stock indexes back to where they were before the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union.
The U.S. government is celebrating an optimistic jobs report released today which finds the U.S. gained 287,000 jobs in June 2016, the best single month gain since October 2015, and the hospitality industry is part of that uptick with some of the highest job growth.
Helping to dispel prior disappointing months, employment jumps the most since October; unemployment rate rises to 4.9 percent.
The U.S. job market once picked up speed in June, new government data showed Friday, allaying fears that the economy was headed for a sustained slowdown after a weak start to this year.
There's a huge gap between what we need to save and what we put away for retirement. Here are three ways to close the gap.
What's the key to helping a child born in poverty make it to the middle class? Some say it's good preschool, others — a college diploma. For one advocate, the time to help is at the end of college.
Despite unemployment among veterans being at its lowest in eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans from the Gulf War era continue to be under- or unemployed.
The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in April, a healthy pick up after a disappointing March and about in line with what economists surveyed by CNNMoney projected.
The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Friday the recipients of $200 million in grants for projects aimed at getting recipients of SNAP benefits jobs — or, in some cases, better jobs. Grant recipients in 10 states — California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington — will kick off the three-year pilot projects by October, using funds authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Since slightly less than two-thirds of the people who get food stamps are either kids, senior citizens or disabled adults, these programs are targeting a relatively narrow slice of the SNAP benefit-receiving population.