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  • Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March

    Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March
    WASHINGTON -- It took more than four years, but the economy last month finally recovered all the millions of private-sector jobs lost in the last downturn. The March employment report released Friday showed employers added a reassuringly solid 192,000...
  • Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week. There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report

    Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report. About 326,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday,...
  • Job growth remains weak in January; unemployment rate falls to 6.6%

    Job growth remains weak in January; unemployment rate falls to 6.6%
    WASHINGTON -- Job growth was sluggish in January for the second straight month, the government said Friday in a report likely to heighten concerns that the economy and labor market recovery may be faltering again. The report could also give the...
  • California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% in January despite losses

    California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% in January despite losses
    California appeared to go in the opposite direction of the national economy in January, shedding a net 31,600 jobs that month, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday.  Despite the weak showing in employers' payrolls, the...
  • California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate holds at 8.1%

    California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate holds at 8.1%
    This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. California's economy added 11,800 net new jobs in March, a meager showing after robust gains the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Although the Golden State...
  • Economy adds 175,000 jobs in February; unemployment rate up to 6.7%

    Economy adds 175,000 jobs in February; unemployment rate up to 6.7%
    WASHINGTON -- The economy added 175,000 net new jobs last month, a surprisingly robust figure given the bad winter weather, the Labor Department said Friday. Despite the increase -- the largest in three months -- the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease

    Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell sharply last week to their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday, as a private report showed layoffs eased in February. About 323,000 people filed for first-time unemployment...
  • Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level

    Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level
    Initial jobless claims over the previous month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly...
  • Initial jobless claims fall to 315,000, lowest level since November

    Initial jobless claims fall to 315,000, lowest level since November
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week to 315,000, the lowest level since November, as the labor market showed signs of emerging from a winter chill. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down from 324,...
  • Massaging of critical data undermines our society

    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
  • State of the Union 2014

    Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn't that what happened Tuesday night when the increasingly irrelevant -- and, yes, boring Barack Obama -- droned on about predictable things in a...