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  • 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,...
  • Initial jobless claims fall to 315,000, lowest level since November

    Initial jobless claims fall to 315,000, lowest level since November
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week to 315,000, the lowest level since November, as the labor market showed signs of emerging from a winter chill. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down from 324,...
  • Unemployment unchanged from January

    Unemployment unchanged from January
    February's unemployment in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Florida, remain unchanged from January numbers, which were revised slightly upward for last month, the state said Friday. Broward's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent; Palm Beach...
  • Connecticut Unemployment Falls To 7%, Lowest Since 2009

    Connecticut's unemployment rate dropped from 7.2 percent to 7 percent in February, the lowest level since January 2009. Even with the improvement, only five states have unemployment rates that are measurably higher than Connecticut's: Rhode Island,...
  • Massaging of critical data undermines our society

    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 27

    Putin's crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin's behavior in recent times resembles nothing so much as a typical male mid-life crisis. Let's hope the entire world does not have to pay in blood and treasure as he acts out his fears of lost power and...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later

    Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later
    In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.  The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
  • Unemployment rate for recent veterans edged down to 9% in 2013

    Unemployment rate for recent veterans edged down to 9% in 2013
    The unemployment rate for veterans who have served since September 2011, referred to as Gulf War-era II veterans, declined to 9% in 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. That's down from 9.9% in 2012, according to data from the Current...
  • Initial jobless claims remain low at 320,000 as weather effects ease

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose a bit to 320,000 last week, but remained low as the effects of severe winter weather continued to ease, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut's Best Year In Job Growth Since 2006

    Connecticut's Best Year In Job Growth Since 2006
    Connecticut employers added 18,400 jobs in 2013, the best year since 2006, government data released Friday show. In 2006, the last full year before the recession, the state's employers added 23,300 jobs. The government on Friday also released...