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  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years
    Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...
  • 2 senators target minority youth unemployment

    WASHINGTON The only two African-American senators, a Democrat and a Republican, reached across the partisan divide Wednesday to introduce legislation targeting the high unemployment rate among minority youth. Sens. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican,...
  • Five questions for Jesse Panuccio

    Jesse Panuccio joined the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as executive director in January 2013. He had been the general counsel to Gov. Rick Scott, managing the legal affairs of Scott's office and coordinating litigation and legal policy...
  • March gladness: Hiring regains its step

    WASHINGTON A return to solid hiring in March, reported by the government Friday, eased concerns that the U.S. economy was slipping back into lower gear. Employers added 192,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent. Coming...
  • U.S. adds 192,000 jobs, but unemployment rate holds steady

    U.S. adds 192,000 jobs, but unemployment rate holds steady
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shook off the winter doldrums and added a healthy batch of new jobs last month, a reassuring sign that the labor market recovery remains on track. The gain of 192,000 jobs in March, reported Friday by the Bureau of...
  • Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March

    Economy adds 192,000 jobs in March
    The U.S. labor market emerged surprisingly strong from the severe winter, with employers hiring at a brisk pace and the jobless rate holding near a five-year low. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising by 197,000 in February,...
  • Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March

    Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March
    WASHINGTON -- It took more than four years, but the economy last month finally recovered all the millions of private-sector jobs lost in the last downturn. The March employment report released Friday showed employers added a reassuringly solid 192,000...
  • Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added a fairly solid number of new jobs in March as employers reverted to their average pace of hiring after the unusually harsh winter weather. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy created a net 192,000 new...
  • Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report

    Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report. About 326,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday,...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 03

    Analyzing the state of our state The March 30 editorial "How Illinois ranks in the U.S. on key indicators; A state of distress" paints a very disheartening picture of our state. And in many respects, the problems it points out are real. However,...
  • After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing

    After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing
    WASHINGTON -- In an encouraging sign ahead of Friday's monthly employment report, a survey by a big payroll processing firm suggests that hiring may be picking up after the harsh winter. ADP Inc. estimated Wednesday that private employers added 191,...
  • Private jobs data signal 3 percent U.S. GDP growth: Moody's Zandi

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Solid company hiring in March signaled the U.S. economy is back on track to expand at a 3 percent clip in 2014 after a slow start hampered by harsh winter weather, Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi said on Wednesday....