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  • Jobless claims drop to lowest level in 7 years

    Jobless claims drop to lowest level in 7 years
    The fewest Americans in seven years filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continued to improve. Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 297,000 in the week ended May 10, less than any economist projected in a Bloomberg...
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008

    Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008
    The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent last month, marking its lowest point since 2008 and the largest monthly decline since data was first collected in 1976. The data was released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the...
  • February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs

    February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs
    WASHINGTON -- The weather was unusually bad in much of the country last month, so why was Friday's government jobs report surprisingly good? The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, up from a revised 129,000 the previous month. The figure...
  • Initial jobless claims remain low at 320,000 as weather effects ease

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose a bit to 320,000 last week, but remained low as the effects of severe winter weather continued to ease, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • Morning Call Career Fair at Coca-Cola Park

    If you're looking for a job or just a new opportunity, there's a chance you could score a home run at Coca-Cola Park today. The Morning Call Career Fair will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the home of the IronPigs, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown....
  • Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added a fairly solid number of new jobs in March as employers reverted to their average pace of hiring after the unusually harsh winter weather. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy created a net 192,000 new...
  • 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...
  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
  • California unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time since 2008

    California unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time since 2008
    California employers added a net 56,100 jobs in April, helping push the unemployment rate below 8% for the first time in nearly six years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.  The state's jobless rate fell from 8.1% in March to 7.8%...