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  • Lehigh Valley loses jobs in February

    The Lehigh Valley lost jobs in February for the first time in nearly four years, nudging some long-term unemployed and retirees out of the workforce, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. The Valley had...
  • States feel loss of jobless aid

    WASHINGTON Despite bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate for reinstating emergency aid for the long-term unemployed, prospects remain dim in the Republican-controlled House. Meanwhile, the toll of the expired extended benefits on states is mounting. As...
  • 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...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease

    Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell sharply last week to their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday, as a private report showed layoffs eased in February. About 323,000 people filed for first-time unemployment...
  • 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...
  • Politics as Usual

    Jay Paterno's date in court Jay Paterno's quest to go from unemployable football coach to elective office could be decided next week in Commonwealth Court. He and his campaign legal team are due in court March 31 to defend against a claim that the...
  • Gov. Corbett tours Bethlehem's CRIZ sites

    Gov. Corbett tours Bethlehem's CRIZ sites
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday toured the No. 2 Machine Shop, the cavernous relic from Bethlehem Steel's hometown plant that local officials hope will soon become a bustling Bass Pro Shop thanks to a new state tax incentive program. The program — the...
  • 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...
  • Higher jobless rates reported for Iraq, Afghanistan vets

    WASHINGTON Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian counterparts in many states, but younger former troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan still lag behind. Veterans in North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky...