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  • Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois

    Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois
    Economists invoke "slack" when America's labor market fails to create enough jobs for those willing and able to take them. The result is an excess supply of labor. That "labor market slack"? That "excess supply of labor"? We're talking about real...
  • Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%

    Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%
    U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls increased 142,...
  • Data show more robust economic rebound in second quarter

    The economic rebound in the second quarter was stronger than previously estimated, another sign of a recovery gaining momentum after stalling early in the year. The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • Hogan has tough odds to beat

    Last week Michael Dresser writing for the Baltimore Sun had a story on advice to Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan in their respective quests to become the next governor of Maryland. The content was pretty much what one might...
  • The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate

    The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate
    The unemployment rate in Illinois has dropped, and Gov. Pat Quinn is buoyant. "Our unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last six years," he said after the latest numbers came out last week. "We're on the right track." Not so fast, countered...
  • Labor Day

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer and the beginning of the school year. Beyond barbecues, picnics and back-to-school sales, the day has a greater meaning. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and according to the Labor Department, the...
  • Anne Arundel jobless rate bumps up in July

    The jobless rate in Anne Arundel County bumped up slightly in July, as more people reported they were looking for work. More than 18,461 county residents were listed last month as out of work by the state Department of Labor and Licensing. The 6 percent...
  • Lehigh Valley workers finding jobs

    Lehigh Valley workers finding jobs
    After nearly two years of unemployment, Paul Bunting believes his luck has finally turned, as it has recently for many Lehigh Valley job seekers benefiting from the region's improving economic fortunes. The 61-year-old Lower Nazareth Township resident, a...
  • Jobless claims fell more than expected last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped more than forecast last week, underscoring improvement in the labor market. New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 from the previous week to 298,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...
  • Fed in 'real debate' on rate hike in early to mid-2015: Lockhart

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is focused on an initial interest rate hike between the first quarter and the middle of next year, with possible changes in its main policy statement as soon as next month, Atlanta Fed President...