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  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
  • Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs

    Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs
    Quad/Graphics, the nation’s largest printer of magazines and catalogs, is closing a recently-acquired plant in Woodstock and laying off nearly 540 employees, executives confirmed Tuesday. The commercial printing plant was part of the company&...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data
    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
  • Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low

    Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low
    U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
  • Happy days here again? Jobs surge, stocks hit record high

    WASHINGTON Job growth surged in June, capping the best first half since 1999, driving blue chip stocks to a record high and leading analysts to say the economy is shifting to higher gear. Employers added a sizzling 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor...
  • Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says

    Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says
    Private employers added a surprisingly strong 281,000 net new jobs in June, the most since late 2012, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday. The figure was up sharply from 179,000 in May and is a positive sign heading into Thursday'...
  • El Centro's 21.1% unemployment rate second highest in U.S.

    El Centro's 21.1% unemployment rate second highest in U.S.
    El Centro, the largest city in the Imperial Valley and a stronghold of lettuce growers near California’s southern border, has nearly the highest unemployment rate in the country. Out of a workforce of 79,400 people, 16,700 are unemployed,...
  • Valley posts record number of jobs

    Valley posts record number of jobs
    The Lehigh Valley economy has reached a bittersweet milestone. It posted a record high number of non-farm jobs, finally surpassing its pre-recession high, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. The region had...
  • Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises

    Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises
    A family-run concrete business in Michigan, the U.S.'s second-biggest carmaker, the largest railroad and a solar power provider in California are all hiring as industrial companies lead a broad labor-market rebound that's on pace to add the most jobs in...
  • Energy boom fuels economic growth in Midwest states

    WASHINGTON While the national business outlook remains tepid, the energy sector is driving fast economic growth in some states. A drilling boom for oil shale and natural gas has spurred prosperity throughout the middle of the United States. Despite...
  • California's jobless rate falls to 7.6% in May, a six-year low

    California's jobless rate falls to 7.6% in May, a six-year low
    California's unemployment rate hit a six-year low in May, at 7.6%, as the state's workforce, after years of struggles, approaches a full recovery from the recession. Nonfarm employers across California added 18,300 jobs in May, according to the U.S....
  • California jobless rate drops to 7.6% in May

    California jobless rate drops to 7.6% in May
    California’s unemployment rate pushed lower to 7.6% in May as employers hovered on the cusp of recovering all the jobs lost during the recession. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday that California added a net 18,300 jobs last month,...