(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the latest figures released Friday by the Labor Department show. The number was significantly lower than the 770,000 jobs added in March and the 536,000 added in February. The biggest increases in employment... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Hispanic people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates, and a new study suggests that workplace exposure and the overrepresentation of Hispanics on the front lines of the labor force have contributed to the disparity. Hispanics of working... Read More.
(LONDON) — The pandemic is reaching deadly new heights across the world, the WHO warned this week, even as the focus in some countries, including the U.S., has shifted toward how quickly to ease restrictions as vaccination figures eke upward. "Around the world, cases and... Read More.
By Morgan Winsor, ABC News(LONDON) -- India has seen "an alarming rate of growth of COVID-19 cases and deaths" in recent weeks, the prime minister's office said Sunday.More than 12.3 million people in India have been diagnosed with... Read More.
By Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. unemployment rate last month slipped to 6% as some 916,000 jobs were added to the economy, the Department of Labor said Friday.Friday's jobs report comes amid glimmers of hope that... Read More.
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News (CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- After early primary defeats in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, Joe Biden staked his bid for the presidency on the voters of South Carolina. They delivered for him; now, many are looking to him to... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 379,000 jobs last month, pushing the unemployment rate for February down by a fraction of a percentage point to 6.2%, the Department of Labor said Friday.Friday's jobs report highlights how the... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.3% in January -- down by just 0.4% from last month -- and employers added some 49,000 jobs, the Department of Labor said Friday.This is the first... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.7% in December -- unchanged from the previous month -- and employers cut some 140,000 jobs, the Department of Labor said Friday."What's really driving the economy is still the... Read More.
By VICTOR ORDONEZ, ABC News (BEIJING) -- In a new state media report, the Chinese government is defending its policies against Muslim women in the country's westernmost province, where it's been accused of forced mass sterilization -- a horrific crime it strongly denies.
By MORGAN WINSOR and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 85.8 million people worldwide and killed over 1.8 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 245,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate slipped to 6.7%, the Department of Labor said Friday.The fresh economic data shows the labor market clawing its way out of the pandemic-induced... Read More.