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  • Reports provide hope for future

    Not all the news is bad these days. Here at home, three separate but related economic reports released this month give us hope for a more prosperous future: The poverty rate is down, unemployment is down and the number of people without health insurance...
  • Local unemployment falls for fifth straight month

    Local unemployment falls for fifth straight month
    Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Illinois employers...
  • Anne Arundel jobless rate holds steady

    The Anne Arundel County unemployment rate held steady in August as students returned to classes as the size of the workforce declined at the end of summer. There were 18,480 people out of work last month, representing a 6 percent jobless rate, according...
  • U.S. jobless claims up less than expected, point to firming labor market

    WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, suggesting an acceleration in job growth in September. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a...
  • 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...
  • Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low

    Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low
    Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 280,000 people filed for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market headed up in early Thursday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates. KEEPING...
  • 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...