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US Manufacturing Growth Picks Up; Construction Spending Rises

With credit to CNBC US Manufacturing Growth Picks Up; Construction Spending Rises Published: Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET By: Reuters With CNBC.com 24 9 In a good sign for the economy, a new report showed that the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up in January while a separate… Read More »

Jobless claims keep falling, hit new 4-year low

Jobless claims keep falling, hit new 4-year low By Reuters New claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a fresh four-year low last week, according to a government report Thursday that offered evidence the jobs market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the lowest level since… Read More »

Employment grows solidly for third straight month

http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/09/10621372-employment-grows-solidly-for-third-straight-month By msnbc.com staff and wire reports  U.S. employment showed sturdy growth for the third straight month in February, demonstrating that the recovery continues to chug along at a modest pace. The Labor Department reported Friday that employers added a larger-than-expected 227,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent. Economists had expected the economy… Read More »