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  • California jobs: Construction sector sheds thousands of jobs

    California jobs: Construction sector sheds thousands of jobs
    The California construction industry lost thousands of jobs last month, according to new government data, bucking a trend that saw the industry outpace growth in other sectors amid a resurgent housing market. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said...
  • Teen summer employment expected to rebound, job firm says

    Teen summer employment expected to rebound, job firm says
    After facing several years of stiff competition from recent college graduates and other displaced workers, teenagers are expected to find more summer job openings as retailers expand hiring, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc....
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 340,000 after one-week spike

    Initial jobless claims drop to 340,000 after one-week spike
    WASHINGTON -- Initial unemployment claims dropped back to a level indicating moderate job growth last week after a spike the previous week raised alarms about the labor market recovery. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first...
  • California jobs report: Expect more jobs -- in certain industries

    California jobs report: Expect more jobs -- in certain industries
    California will report Friday how the labor market fared in May. Economists expect the California jobs report to show modest growth, but they will be watching a few key industries that will signal whether the recovery is still on track.  The state...
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 354,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 354,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims unexpectedly rose to 354,000 last week, but the four-week average remained in the range of moderate labor market growth. The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits in the week ending Saturday...
  • 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...
  • Initial jobless claims dropped to 346,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped to 346,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped to 346,000 last week, a positive sign ahead of Friday's government unemployment report for May. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits in the...
  • California's jobless rate sinks to 8.6%, lowest level since 2008

    California's jobless rate sinks to 8.6%, lowest level since 2008
    California's unemployment rate tumbled to 8.6% in May from 9% in April, falling to its lowest level since November 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.  The state's employers added 10,800 net jobs to their payrolls last month. The...
  • Initial jobless claims jump to 360,000, most since March

    Initial jobless claims jump to 360,000, most since March
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a six-week high of 360,000 last week after declining to a post-recession low this month, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for the first-time for unemployment...
  • Retail sales warm up in May amid good weather

    Retail sales in May had their best month since January, as warmer weather and a stock market rally drew out shoppers who had spent March and April cooped up indoors. Same-store sales across the board rose an estimated 3.9%, slightly beating expectations...
  • Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up

    Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up
    WASHINGTON -- The government reported more positive signs for the economic recovery Thursday as initial jobless claims dropped last week and consumers' personal income and spending rose in May. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for...
  • Eurozone unemployment hits record high of 12.1% in May

    Eurozone unemployment hits record high of 12.1% in May
    WASHINGTON -- Unemployment in the Eurozone reached a record high of 12.1% in May as the 17-nation region continued to struggle against its longest-ever recession, officials said Monday. There were 19.2 million jobless people in the region, up by 1.3...