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U.S. job openings fall to 5-month low

The number of jobs available in the United States slid to a five-month low in April, according to the latest data from the U.S. Labor Department.... Read more»

Health clinics caught in crossfire of immigration debate

Health clinics that are part of a 50-year-old federally funded program to treat migrant and seasonal farmworkers have become the latest flash points in the national immigration debate.... Read more»

Unemployment rises to 8.2% in May

The unemployment rate rose in May to 8.2 percent, with employers only creating 69,000 jobs, the fewest in a year.... Read more»

Job-growth report for April disappoints

The U.S. economy created 115,000 jobs in April, fewer than analysts had expected, according to the Labor Department's report on Friday. However, the unemployment rate dipped slightly, from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent.... Read more»

Report: Fatal work injuries rose in 2010

The Department of Labor reported Wednesday that 4,690 U.S. workers suffered fatal injuries in 2010, a 3 percent increase from 2009.... Read more»

Lumberjack worst job; computer programmer best

CareerCast.com suggests lumberjack is the worst job you could have in 2012, while computer programmer ranks at the top.... Read more»3

Farming leader: Emotion hampers migrant labor solution

Emotion over illegal immigration and a lack of understanding between politicians and farmers is hampering efforts to bring migrant labor into the United States, a noted farmer said.... Read more»

U.S. jobless claims rise

New applications for weekly unemployment benefits jumped last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday, rising to a six-week high of 399,000 in the week ending Jan. 7, a 24,000 increase on the previous week’s total of 375,000.... Read more»2

Whistleblowers ignored, punished by lenders

Sixty-three former employees at 20 financial institutions say they were fired or demoted for reporting fraud or refusing to commit fraud. Their stories were disclosed in whistleblower claims with the U.S. Department of Labor, court documents or interviews with iWatch News.... Read more»

Majority of unemployed no longer on benefits

With so many people being out of work for so long, most unemployed Americans are no longer receiving unemployment benefits,... Read more»

Unemployment stuck at 9.1 percent

Unemployment in the United States is still stuck at 9.1 percent, though a report from the Labor Department showed that 103,000 new jobs were added in September.... Read more»

Injured war contractors sue over health care

Private contractors injured while working for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on Monday, claiming that corporations and insurance companies had unfairly denied them medical treatment and disability payments.... Read more»