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The big jobs growth for economy isn’t helping small business

A "now hiring" sign is posted in the window of a restaurant in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2022.Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty ImagesThe latest nonfarm payrolls report shows a labor market nearing a recovery to pre-pandemic levels, but small business...

Payroll growth accelerated by 428,000 in April, more than expected as jobs picture stays strong

The U.S. economy added slightly more jobs than expected in April amid an increasingly tight labor market and despite surging inflation and fears of a growth slowdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.Nonfarm payrolls grew by 428,000 for the month, a bit...

Here’s where the jobs were in April 2022 — in one chart

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsStrong hiring in the manufacturing, transportation and warehousing and health-care sectors during April helped the U.S. economy notch its 12th straight month of job gains of 400,000 or more.The U.S. economy added 428,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department...

Job openings and the level of people quitting their jobs reached records in March

A "now hiring" sign is posted in the window of an ice cream shop in Los Angeles, California on January 28, 2022.Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty ImagesEmployment openings exceeded the level of available workers by 5.6 million in March while a...

Cuts to unemployment benefits didn’t spur jobs, report says

A "We're Hiring" sign hangs on the front door of a toy store in Greenvale, New York, on Sept. 30, 2021.John Paraskevas/Newsday RM via Getty ImagesState cuts to pandemic unemployment benefits last summer had a small impact on hiring, suggesting enhanced funding for...