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  • US employers add 162K jobs, rate falls to 7.4 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March. But the gains were enough to lower the unemployment rate to a 4 -year low of 7.4 percent. The Labor Department says the rate fell from 7.6 percent in June....
  • Businesses added 200,000 jobs in July, most this year, ADP reports

    Businesses added 200,000 jobs in July, most this year, ADP reports
    WASHINGTON -- Business hiring picked up steam this month, with private employers adding a stronger-than-expected 200,000 net new jobs for the biggest monthly gain of the year, payroll processing firm ADP said Wednesday. The widely watched report also...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 5-year low of 326,000

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 5½-year low of 326,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly plunged last week to their lowest level since the early days of the Great Recession as the labor market continued to show signs of strengthening. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment...
  • Weekly jobless claims up more than expected, still in moderate range

    Weekly jobless claims up more than expected, still in moderate range
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week to 343,000, but continued to signal moderate labor market growth. The number of people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ending Saturday was up 7,000 from...
  • A nation of part-timers?

    WASHINGTON -- Just when you thought that America's labor market was improving, with employment gains averaging about 200,000 a month, comes Mort Zuckerman, real estate magnate and chairman of U.S. News & World Report, throwing cold water on any optimism....
  • Elkhart officials hail wage ranking

    Elkhart officials hail wage ranking
    It's another positive economic national statistic for Elkhart County. In the Bureau of Labor Statistics quarterly census of employment and wages, the Elkhart-Goshen area has the eighth-highest increase in average weekly wages between the fourth...
  • Blackstone commits to hiring 50,000 military veterans

    Blackstone commits to hiring 50,000 military veterans
    Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses. The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
  • 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 --...
  • California unemployment rate falls to 8.5%

    California unemployment rate falls to 8.5%
    California continued its economic recovery in June as its unemployment rate slid to 8.5%, the lowest it has been in nearly five years. Employers' payrolls grew by 30,200 jobs, helping push down the jobless rate from 8.6% in May, according to data...
  • Kansas posts job gains in June

    Kansas posts job gains in June
    Kansas labor officials say the state posted an increase in jobs in the month of June. Private sector employment was up by 10,000 in Kansas in June, 2013. The Kansas Department of Labor says about half of the gains were due to seasonal factors. The state...
  • California payrolls grew by 30,200 in June, jobless rate falls to 8.5%

    California payrolls grew by 30,200 in June, jobless rate falls to 8.5%
    California employers added 30,200 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.5%, down from 8.6% in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Hiring kept up its pace last month, with the trade, transportation and utilities...
  • Initial jobless claims drop sharply to 334,000, near five-year low

    Initial jobless claims drop sharply to 334,000, near five-year low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week to 334,000, close to a five-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was down 24,000 from the previous week's revised...