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  • January jobs report disappoints again

    January jobs report disappoints again
    The U.S. economy created a disappointing 113,000 new jobs in January, the Labor Department reported Friday. Analysts expected nonfarm payrolls to increase by 185,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell again to 6.6 percent. the lowest level...
  • Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March

    Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March
    The U.S. labor market emerged surprisingly strong from the severe winter, with employers hiring at a brisk pace and the jobless rate holding near a five-year low. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising by 197,000 in February,...
  • Weak jobs data renew growth fears

    WASHINGTON — Back-to-back months of sluggish hiring suggest the economic recovery may have lost some momentum and could give the Federal Reserve second thoughts about continuing to throttle back a key stimulus program. Employers added a modest...
  • U.S. adds 192,000 jobs, but unemployment rate holds steady

    U.S. adds 192,000 jobs, but unemployment rate holds steady
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shook off the winter doldrums and added a healthy batch of new jobs last month, a reassuring sign that the labor market recovery remains on track. The gain of 192,000 jobs in March, reported Friday by the Bureau of...
  • Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing

    Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing
    Americans rushed out to shop as frigid weather lifted in March, propelling retail sales at the fastest pace in a year and a half. The gauge from the Commerce Department surged 1.1% last month from February in its biggest leap since September 2012. Sales...
  • Mayor touts proposals for library, tech hub

    Irvine Mayor Steven Choi revisited plans to build a metropolitan library during his second state of the city address Tuesday. Choi announced he is in the process of establishing a library foundation steering committee and hopes to build a library...
  • Editorial: Rauner is the change agent in the GOP field

    Editorial: Rauner is the change agent in the GOP field
    “In 2013, annual average unemployment rates declined in 43 states and the District of Columbia, rose in two states, and were unchanged in five states.” — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Feb. 28, 2014. Nobody who lives here can be...
  • U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs in February despite harsh weather

    U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs in February despite harsh weather
    WASHINGTON — Employers churned out more new jobs than expected last month despite snowstorms and bone-chilling weather that kept consumers and workers at home through much of the country. The U.S. economy added a surprisingly robust 175,000 net...
  • California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% despite drop in payrolls

    California unemployment rate falls to 8.1% despite drop in payrolls
    If ever there was a mixed jobs report with conflicting indicators, Friday's was it. The California Employment Development Department reported that state employers shed nearly 32,000 net jobs in January, the first monthly loss since June 2011. Despite...
  • Unemployment unchanged from January

    Unemployment unchanged from January
    February's unemployment in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Florida, remain unchanged from January numbers, which were revised slightly upward for last month, the state said Friday. Broward's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent; Palm Beach...
  • Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%

    Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%
    U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus. Employers added 175,...
  • Unemployment rates rise in South Florida

    Unemployment rates rise in South Florida
    Unemployment rose in South Florida in January, though the rates are still at record lows since the recession, Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said Monday . In Palm Beach County, unemployment rose to 6.3 percent in January, up from 6 percent...