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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Financing a grad school education

    Financing a grad school education
    Americans with advanced degrees are more likely to be higher earners than those with bachelor's degrees or less education, and less likely to be jobless, according to representatives from student loan giant Sallie Mae. In December, the unemployment...
  • ADP says companies in U.S. boosted payrolls by 218,000

    ADP says companies in U.S. boosted payrolls by 218,000
    Companies added 218,000 workers in July, exceeding the average for the year and showing improving demand is bolstering the U.S. job market, a private payrolls report showed today. The gain this month followed a 281,000 increase in June that was the...
  • Valley's unemployment rate improves

    For the second month in a row, the Lehigh Valley's labor market has crossed a milestone. The unemployment rate has fallen below 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor...
  • Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low

    Initial jobless claims fell last week and the total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits hit a new seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for the first time for jobless benefits dropped to 312,...
  • May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession

    May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession
    May was a good month for Connecticut's labor market, with employers adding 5,800 more jobs than were eliminated. The robust growth followed the addition of 1,700 jobs in April and 4,000 in March. On average, since February 2010, when the state started...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...