News strengthens case for the Fed to raise interest rates this year.
Dems, unions have cast Puzder as favoring business over workers.
Ruling a rebuke to Trump, who had hoped to revisit rule.
Democratic senator from Ohio comes out against Pruitt, Pudzer.
Four-week average rose by 2,250 to 248,000.
Raises given while law is on hold.
Jobless rate is steady in Ohio.
Despite local minimum wage hikes, number of fast food jobs has climbed.
U.S. retail sales barely up as industrial production drops.
Weekly jobless aid applications fall to seasonally adjusted 258,000.