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For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of unemployed workers 25 years and older have either attended some college or graduated. Read more»

The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy had added just 120,000 jobs in March, breaking a trend of robust economic data since the end of 2011. Read more»

Cesar Chavez in 1974.

The U.S. Labor Department named an auditorium in honor of Cesar Chavez while Los Angeles closed offices in honor of the late labor leader. Read more»

The Labor Department said on Thursday that weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped by 5,000, to a seasonally adjusted 348,000. Read more»

The unemployment rate declined in 43 states in November, the U.S. Labor Department announced Wednesday. Read more» 1

A day after the worst sell-off of U.S. stocks since early 2009, the U.S. Labor Department released a better-than-expected report on job growth. (with video) Read more»

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the labor market is improving gradually.

The numbers appear to show a bit of momentum for jobs in the United States, a key figure for the economy as consumers tend to spend more money when they have paychecks flowing in. Read more»