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  • Private-sector job growth accelerated to 220,000 in April, ADP says

    Private-sector job growth accelerated to 220,000 in April, ADP says
    Companies accelerated their hiring this month as the private sector added 220,000 net new jobs in a sign the labor market's winter doldrums are over, according to a report Wednesday from Automatic Data Processing. The payroll firm also revised its March...
  • 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...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low

    Initial jobless claims fell last week and the total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits hit a new seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for the first time for jobless benefits dropped to 312,...
  • May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession

    May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession
    May was a good month for Connecticut's labor market, with employers adding 5,800 more jobs than were eliminated. The robust growth followed the addition of 1,700 jobs in April and 4,000 in March. On average, since February 2010, when the state started...
  • California jobless rate drops to 7.6% in May

    California jobless rate drops to 7.6% in May
    California’s unemployment rate pushed lower to 7.6% in May as employers hovered on the cusp of recovering all the jobs lost during the recession. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday that California added a net 18,300 jobs last month,...