A relatively weak 119,000 jobs were added to private employers' payrolls last month as federal spending cuts and tax increases began to bite, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.
Dying on the job continues at a steady pace according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The fatal injury rate for American workers dropped slightly in 2011 — the most recent year with reported numbers — from 3.6 to 3.5 deaths per 100,000 workers.
But 4,693 men, women and teenagers died at work. That's three more than the total number of lives lost on the job in 2010.
Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 8:07 am
There were 339,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 16,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.
The drop brought claims down to around their lowest level since early 2008, when the latest recession was just getting started and before the downturn got its grip on the economy.