A broad measure of joblessness that includes people who want to work but have given up searching and those working part-time because they cannot find full-time employment fell to a fresh six-year low of 11.4 per cent in October

US employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wages increased, a sign of strength in the economy that could d(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Costco store in Lanham, Maryland. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labour market outlook and the(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

US Treasury bonds rallied after a weaker-than-expected result for durable goods orders, but global equity markets were relatively calm in an otherwise(...)

Disappointing US growth figures could weigh on the Federal Reserve which was considers whether the economy is strong enough for it to start scaling back its monetary stimulus. Pictured is Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. Photograph:  Christopher Gregory/The New York Times.

US economic growth was more tepid than previously estimated in the first quarter, held back by a moderate pace of consumer spending, weak business in(...)