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Latino jobless rate falls sharply, but fewer workers join labor force

A "Now Hiring" sign is displayed during a job fair for Hispanic professionals in Miami, Florida.Marco Bello | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThe unemployment rate among Hispanic workers dropped sharply in September, but that could be due to fewer eligible adults looking for a...

Labor costs show slower rise, while trade deficit widens and jobless claims nudge lower

The cost of labor rose less than expected, but low productivity helped keep the pressure on inflation in the third quarter, according to Labor Department data released Thursday.Unit labor costs, a measure of productivity against compensation, increased 3.5% for the July-to-September period, below...