Labor Department

U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs

The economy added 195,000 jobs in June, the same number added in May, and better than the 160,000 that analysts were predicting.

Jobs Report Shows Hiring Is Steady

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a steady pace that shows strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment.

Iraq War Contractor Fined For Late Reports Of 30 Deaths

The U.S. Department of Labor has fined a private security contractor $75,000 for failing to file timely reports on the deaths of workers in Iraq as required by law. The Sandi Group, based in Washington D.C., delayed telling the Labor department that 30 of its employees had been killed while working for the company between 2003 and 2005, according to the department.

Private-Sector Jobs Up 201K

201,000 private-sector jobs were added in August, according to a report released by the ADP on Thursday, a figure significantly higher than analysts anticipated. The number comes ahead of the U.S. Labor Department’s job numbers for the
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