March 6, 2015
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
March 4, 2015
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
February 6, 2015
According to the U.S. Labor Department, 257,000 jobs were added last month, while total jobs gains in December were revised upward to 329,000 from 252,000.
January 9, 2015
Unemployment in the U.S. continued declining in 2014, the best year for job growth since 1999, according to new Labor Department figures. However, wages fell and more people left the labor force.
January 8, 2015
Since the end of the "Great Recession" and the start of a recovery, the U.S. economy has gone through two distinct phases, with the latter being the better, and expectations are things will continue to improve.
January 7, 2015
A new report released ahead of government numbers set to be published Friday shows private sector, nonfarm employment in the U.S. increased by 241,000 jobs from November to December, the biggest gain since June.
December 5, 2014
The number of people who found jobs in November increased dramatically from the month before but the unemployment rate was unchanged, according to U.S. Labor Department numbers released Friday morning.
November 11, 2014
Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics were listed on the 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. It is the fourth straight year the brands have made the list.
November 7, 2014
The unemployment rate in the U.S. fell again in October, dropping to its lowest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the same period, for-hire trucking added 3,900 jobs.
November 5, 2014
The U.S. job market continues improving with a new report showing private sector employment increased by 230,000 jobs from September to October, the biggest gain since June.
October 6, 2014
Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.
September 5, 2014
New U.S. Labor Department figures released Friday show more jobs were added in August, but the increase failed to continue the pace of more than 200,000 jobs that had been added each of the previous six months.
September 4, 2014
Private sector employment increased in August from July by 204,000 jobs, according to the August National Employment Report from ADP released on Thursday. This marks the fifth straight month of employment gains above the 200,000 mark.
August 28, 2014
Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a new pay increase for its drivers.
August 1, 2014
The number of jobs created in the U.S. posted its sixth straight month of being above the 200,000 mark in July but the number was softer than the previous month’s level.
July 30, 2014
The U.S. economy surged in the second quarter of the year, bouncing back from its worst performance in five years, according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.
July 10, 2014
In an effort to match up available jobs in trucker with prospective candidates, the Iowa Motor Truck Association has created and launched an interactive jobs board specific to the trucking industry.
June 6, 2014
Four consecutive +200k monthly non-farm payroll reports is impressive, but it will take more than headline improvement to thrust the economy above current trend growth. Employment gains thus far have not yet led to wage pressures. Without adequate income growth, the consumer remains limited in spending capacity, which is restraining near-term growth prospects.
May 29, 2014
UPDATED -- The broadest measure of American economic health shows it throttled back in the first quarter of the year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
May 2, 2014
UPDATED -- Numbers released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department show 288,000 jobs were added, the most since January 2012, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.3% from 6.7% in March.
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