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  • 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...
  • U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December

    U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December
    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month. After a...
  • What We Can Do To Get Unemployed Back To Work

    It's not just the snow, cold and freezing rain that has Connecticut hunkered down and hoping for sunshine ahead. Unemployed members of the workforce are waiting for their personal storms to end. Many people focus on Connecticut's publicized unemployment...
  • Alternate Unemployment Report Is Speculative, Unreliable

    A recently released report from the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis caused much political commentary when it suggested that the state's unemployment rate was higher than the 7.6 percent reported by the Connecticut Department of Labor. The...
  • State of the Union 2014

    Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn't that what happened Tuesday night when the increasingly irrelevant -- and, yes, boring Barack Obama -- droned on about predictable things in a...
  • Broward unemployment falls to 5.3 percent; Palm Beach County at 6.7

    Broward unemployment falls to 5.3 percent; Palm Beach County at 6.7
    While the federal government was shutdown, Florida and South Florida's unemployment rate was dropping and the state was adding jobs, according to new data released Friday by the state. Florida's unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in October -- the...
  • U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat

    U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat
    WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8% annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses. Details of the Commerce Department's report Thursday, however,...
  • October jobs report far better than expected

    October jobs report far better than expected
    WASHINGTON — All of a sudden, the American economy is looking very resilient — much more so than experts had thought. Despite forecasts that job growth would be sapped by the budget impasse and government shutdown, employers in the U.S....
  • Great Recession has new wrinkles for older workers

    Great Recession has new wrinkles for older workers
    When potential employers ask Tracy Blakeley about her personal life, she assumes they're not making idle chit chat. They're trying to figure out how old she is. "They ask if I have kids or grandkids," Blakeley, 53, said. "They won't ask you your birth...
  • Robert B. Reich: Drama in Washington has been a dangerous distraction

    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages and...
  • Robert B. Reich: The triumph of the Right

    Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won't get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget. But they're winning the big one: How the nation understands our biggest...
  • Pace of U.S. job growth slows

    Pace of U.S. job growth slows
    WASHINGTON — The job market weakened in September amid a slowdown in key growth engines such as healthcare and leisure — a worrisome sign given that the employment picture probably worsened this month with the partial federal government...