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United States

US applications for jobless benefits dip to 282,000 - @AP

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labor

Wells Fargo confirms 1,000 workers will be laid off in closure of Milwaukee office - @WISN12News

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economic indicators

US unemployment benefit applications tick up slightly to 291,000, a sign of further job gains - @AP

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unemployment

Speaking in Cleveland, President Obama defends 'controversial' decisions that led to job growth

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United Kingdom

UK unemployment fell by 102,000 between November and January to 1.86 million - @pressassoc

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economic indicators

Unemployment rates fell in 24 states in January, Labor Department says, rose in just 8 - @AP

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economic indicators

Jobless claims in US decreased more than forecast last week to 3-week low of 289,000 - @business

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Australia

Australia's unemployment rate in February drops 0.1% to 6.3% - @SkyNewsAust

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Target

Target will lay off 1,700 workers, close out 1,400 open positions; most cuts will come at Minneapolis headquarters - @AP

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economic indicators

US job openings stood at 14-year high in January, Labor Department reports - @MKTWeconomics

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United States

Editor's note: The Wall Street Journal notes that the jobs report released earlier today by the Labor Department shows that unemployment fell in every state and the nation’s capital in 2014. That hasn't happened since 1984. - Tom

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United States

US employers added 295K jobs in February, jobless rate falls to 5.5% - @BLS_gov

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unemployment

Applications for US unemployment benefits tick up 7,000 to 320,000, highest in 10 months - @AP

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Internal Revenue Service

IRS cuts nearly 12,000 positions; budget has fallen 17% since 2010 - @Reuters

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unemployment

Applications for US unemployment benefits jump to 313,000; level still points to solid hiring - @AP

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economic indicators

Fed chair Janet Yellen tells House lawmakers, 'There will be job losses as a result of the drop in oil prices' - @MarketWatch

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United States Federal Reserve System

Janet Yellen tells Senate the Fed's view is that, 'Too many Americans remain unemployed or underemployed, wage growth is still sluggish, and inflation remains well below our objective' - @CNNMoneyInvest

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economic indicators

US home sales drop 4.9% in January as job growth and low mortgage rates fail to spur buying - @AP

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unemployment

US initial jobless claims fell 21,000 last week to 283,000 - @markets

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Scotland, GB

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 15,000 in 3 months to December to stand at 149,000 data shows - @BBCJamesCook

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