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  • Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers

    Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained the Democrat still isn’t doing...
  • State's job climate gets 2 forecasts

     State's job climate gets 2 forecasts
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained that the Democrat still isn't doing enough...
  • Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign

     Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign
    The second-to-last jobs report before the election was full of bad news. Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and Connecticut had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before, according to preliminary estimates issued Thursday by...
  • U.S. jobless claims data point to firming labor market

    U.S. jobless claims data point to firming labor market
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last month was probably an aberration. While other data on Thursday showed some...
  • August Jobs Numbers Poor: Three Years Away from Jobs Recovery If Trends Don't Improve

    August Jobs Numbers Poor: Three Years Away from Jobs Recovery If Trends Don't Improve
    Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and the state had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before. According to the state Department of Labor, July hiring was also weaker than initial estimates — 1,000 new jobs, not 2,400...
  • Atlantic City's laid-off casino workers pack job fair

    Atlantic City's laid-off casino workers pack job fair
    This is what unemployment looks like in a shrinking casino town. The line stretched from one end of the Atlantic City Convention Center to the other as more than 1,000 job seekers — many recently laid-off casino workers — waited to...
  • Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates

    Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates
    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday cut their monthly bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion and held interest rates steady at near zero, offering no suggestions that they will raise them any time soon as the economic recovery improves....
  • U.S. private sector hiring slows; trade deficit at 6-month low

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies hired fewer workers than expected in August, but the trend in job growth remained consistent with a sturdy economic performance in the third quarter. That view was reinforced by other data on Thursday showing only...
  • More Americans than forecast file jobless claims

    More Americans than forecast file jobless claims
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week to a two-month high, interrupting a steady decrease to the lowest level since before the last recession. Jobless claims climbed by 11,000 to 315,000 in the week ended...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly

    U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels. Initial claims for state...
  • Business: Less to celebrate this Labor Day

    Business: Less to celebrate this Labor Day
    Labor Day has come and gone. That means the end of summer tourism and white accessories, and the beginning of school and the NFL season. Aside from gratitude for a three-day weekend, how much does the public stop to think about what Labor Day is about?...
  • Job growth still millions short

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, Sept. 10: The Labor Department released Tuesday its latest monthly report on job openings and labor turnover, which is know by the acronym JOLTS. It informs us that there...