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  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations

    Five years after the recession, the job market is finally hitting stride as small businesses add workers and local governments restore battered payrolls. U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in June across a broad spectrum of businesses, the Labor...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...
  • Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises

    Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises
    A family-run concrete business in Michigan, the U.S.'s second-biggest carmaker, the largest railroad and a solar power provider in California are all hiring as industrial companies lead a broad labor-market rebound that's on pace to add the most jobs in...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data
    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
  • Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs

    Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs
    Quad/Graphics, the nation’s largest printer of magazines and catalogs, is closing a recently-acquired plant in Woodstock and laying off nearly 540 employees, executives confirmed Tuesday. The commercial printing plant was part of the company&...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
  • Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June

    Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June
    Illinois unemployment fell for the fourth straight month in June, bringing unemployment down to 7.1 percent , according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The...
  • Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet

    Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet
    After adding 217,000 net new jobs last month, the U.S. economy has recovered all the positions lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that the news Friday from the Labor Department was no real reason to celebrate. “Things are...
  • Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April

    Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April
    U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April, suggesting a sharp rebound in economic activity early in the second quarter. Nonfarm payrolls surged 288,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was the...
  • Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains

    Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains
    Southern California fell harder in the recession than the rest of the country and took longer to recover, but now the region's job gains are outpacing the national employment upswing. Each month since April 2012 except one, Los Angeles County has seen...
  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...