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  • Jobs still a concern [Editorial]

    The unemployment rate may not garner the headlines it did when it was around 10 percent, but the lack of jobs, especially for the younger generation just entering the workforce, will have a long-term and lasting impact on the economy if it isn't...
  • Can you blame baby boomers for refusing to retire?

    Can you blame baby boomers for refusing to retire?
    The American workforce is gray and getting grayer. According to a report released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 22.2% of American workers are over the age of 55, making our workforce the oldest it has ever been. Baby boomers, it seems,...
  • Carroll unemployment dips to lowest in over 5 years

    The unemployment rate in Carroll County is at its lowest in more than five years, and because of recent legislation and programs created by the signing of these laws, it could drop even further. Carroll County's unemployment rate has dipped below 5...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....
  • Weekly jobless claims fall as economy strengthens

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week, indicating the labor market is strengthening. Applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 from to the prior week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.  Economists had expected new...
  • Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July

    Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July
    Job growth in the United States continued at a solid pace in July, with the economy adding 209,000 new jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists had expected an increase of about 230,000 jobs. The unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, up from...
  • Initial jobless claims jump to 302,000 but remain low

    Initial jobless claims jump to 302,000 but remain low
    Initial jobless claims jumped to 302,000 last week, but have averaged their lowest level in eight years during the previous month in further evidence of a strengthening labor market. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was...
  • New graduates need to be ready for when jobs return

    As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search. The task before them is not an easy one. There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
  • California adds 24,000 jobs in June, surpassing pre-recession peak

    California's unemployment rate dipped to 7.4% in June, a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday showed that California added more than 24,000 jobs...
  • Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June

    Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June
    Illinois unemployment fell for the fourth straight month in June, bringing unemployment down to 7.1 percent , according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The...
  • June Good Month for Hiring in Connecticut

    Connecticut's employers added 1,700 jobs in June, a little faster than the average growth since the beginning of the jobs recovery in February 2010. In some segments, hiring was quite strong, as business confidence rises. "In our world, in the...
  • Dave Spigelmyer: Pennsylvania, U.S. benefit from gas drilling industry

    Dave Spigelmyer: Pennsylvania, U.S. benefit from gas drilling industry
    Columnist Paul Carpenter's most recent attack ("A tale of two legislators: the gas-drilling drama") on the thousands of hardworking men and women that make up Pennsylvania's shale industry was offensive and deeply ill-informed. Mr. Carpenter's...