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  • 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...
  • Unemployment falls to 6.7%, but only 74,000 new jobs in December

    Unemployment falls to 6.7%, but only 74,000 new jobs in December
    U.S. employers added just 74,000 new jobs to the economy in December, falling far short of economist expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the fewest number of new workers in almost three years, but the setback was likely to be...
  • Measure of jobless claims drops to lowest level since 2007

    Measure of jobless claims drops to lowest level since 2007
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose slightly last week to 333,000 but the average over the past month dropped to its lowest level since 2007, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall, with 30-year loans averaging 4.22%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall, with 30-year loans averaging 4.22%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week in the wake of a decline in the inflation rate, with Freddie Mac pegging the 30-year loan at an average of 4.22%, down from 4.35% last week. But the trend Thursday was once again toward higher rates. Freddie...
  • Warren Buffett says Detroit ripe for investors, including himself

    Warren Buffett says Detroit ripe for investors, including himself
    The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company. Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...
  • More cuts to unemployment benefits coming as economy improves

    More cuts to unemployment benefits coming as economy improves
    The good news: California's unemployment rate has fallen from 10.7% in May 2012 to 8.6% a year later. The bad news: The improving economy means that the Department of Labor on Friday may nix the last tier in federal unemployment extension benefits --...
  • Private sector added disappointing 166,000 new jobs in September

    Private sector added disappointing 166,000 new jobs in September
    WASHINGTON -- The private sector added a disappointing 166,000 net new jobs last month and significantly revised down its estimate for August in a sign that labor market growth weakened through the summer, payroll processing firm ADP said Wednesday. The...
  • Economy adds 169,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate eases to 7.3%

    Economy adds 169,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate eases to 7.3%
    WASHINGTON -- The economy added 169,000 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked down to a near post-Great Recession low of 7.3%, its lowest level since the end of 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. The job growth in August was...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped for the fourth straight week after spiking because of the partial federal government shutdown, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 336,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time...
  • Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision

    Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...
  • Weak jobs report could keep Fed from slowing stimulus this month

    Weak jobs report could keep Fed from slowing stimulus this month
    WASHINGTON -- The top-line number in the August jobs report was roughly in line with expectations, but economists digging into the details Friday saw bad signs that could give Federal Reserve policymakers concerns about reducing their stimulus efforts...