Latest U.S. Department of Labor News

Judge orders slaughterhouse cleaners not to hire minors

Dec. 07, 2022 18:16 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge ordered a Wisconsin company that cleans hundreds of slaughterhouses nationwide to ensure it is complying with child labor laws after investigators identified at least 50 minors scrubbing and sanitizing dangerous equipment on overnight shifts at five different...

Toll Brothers 4Q, consumer borrowing, producer prices

Dec. 05, 2022 08:11 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: TOLL BROTHERS 4Q Wall Street expects that Toll Brothers closed out its last fiscal year with another solid quarter. Analysts predict the luxury homebuilder will report...

Applications for jobless benefits declined last week

Dec. 01, 2022 08:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came back down last week, hovering near levels suggesting the U.S. labor market has been largely unaffected by the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes. Applications for jobless aid fell to...

This Week: Consumer confidence, consumer spending, jobs data

Nov. 28, 2022 09:13 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: CONFIDENCE CHECK The Conference Board delivers its latest index of U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday. Economists expect the reading fell in November to 98. That would...

First glass worker apprenticeship starts at Blenko

Nov. 27, 2022 08:35 AM EST

MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — As many industries across West Virginia are still dealing with worker shortages, Blenko Glass in Milton has been working for the past year with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and the West Virginia Department of Economic Development to build and...

Unemployment claims rise to 240,000, highest since August

Nov. 23, 2022 08:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level since August but still remains low by historic standards. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that 240,000 people applied for jobless aid last week, up by 17,000 from the week...

Krispy Kreme agrees to pay $1.2m to settle pay violations

Nov. 17, 2022 14:56 PM EST

Krispy Kreme will pay nearly $1.2 million in back wages and damages to workers to resolve overtime pay violations under a settlement announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The payments will go to 516 workers in multiple locations for what the labor department described...

Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last week

Nov. 17, 2022 09:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market remains healthy as fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, despite the Federal Reserve's rapid interest rate hikes this year intended to bring down inflation and tighten the labor market. Applications for jobless claims...

Slightly more Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

Nov. 10, 2022 09:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits rose slightly last week, but the labor market remains healthy despite job cuts that have begun to spread across industries most affected by soaring interest rates, such as housing and technology. ...

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Nov. 03, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for jobless benefits fell slightly last week with the U.S. job market remaining resilient in the face of rising interest rates and persistent inflation. Unemployment claims for the week ending Oct. 29 fell by 1,000 to 217,000 from 218,000 the previous...