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Latest Labor Department Items
Members of Congress have sided with the media to blast a new Labor Department policy that tightens control over the distribution of employment data, saying the new rules threaten press freedom and raise concerns of possible Big Brother government interference.
The nation's unemployment rate edged up from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent last month as businesses from factories to office parks pulled back on hiring, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Bowing to an angry backlash from agriculture groups and family farmers across the country, the Obama administration Wednesday said it would scale back proposed new rules that would have sharply limited the amount of work young people can do on farms.
Job gains unexpectedly accelerated last month to 117,000, and the unemployment rate declined to 9.1 percent — news that eased recession worries in troubled financial markets.
The nation's unemployment rate crept back up toward double-digit levels last month, rising to 9.8 percent after being stuck around 9.6 percent for much of the year, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The nation's businesses created another 64,000 jobs last month -- adding to a string of steady gains this year that has been welcome for job-hunters but not strong enough to draw down the unemployment rate.
Growth in jobs last month was not fast enough to prevent the unemployment rate from ticking up to 9.6 percent from 9.5 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Private employers added new workers at a weak pace for the third straight month, making it more likely economic growth will slow in the coming months. The jobless rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent.
The economic recovery is weakening in the face of falling home sales and rising claims for unemployment benefits, new data showed Thursday.