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  • California added 39,800 jobs, state unemployment rate falls to 8.7%

    California added 39,800 jobs, state unemployment rate falls to 8.7%
    California employers added 39,800 payroll jobs in October as the unemployment rate dropped to 8.7% since the last jobs report was released, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Job gains were seen across the Golden State last month, with six...
  • Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report

    Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 330,000 last week, the lowest level since November, as holiday season volatility continued to ease ahead of Friday's government jobs report. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • Unemployment falls to 6.7%, but only 74,000 new jobs in December

    Unemployment falls to 6.7%, but only 74,000 new jobs in December
    U.S. employers added just 74,000 new jobs to the economy in December, falling far short of economist expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the fewest number of new workers in almost three years, but the setback was likely to be...
  • Layoffs easing: Initial unemployment claims drop to 316,000

    Layoffs easing: Initial unemployment claims drop to 316,000
    Layoffs appear to be easing as the number of people who filed for unemployment claims last week dropped by 10,000 to 316,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday.  The number of initial unemployment claims has decreased in six of the last seven...
  • Warren Buffett says Detroit ripe for investors, including himself

    Warren Buffett says Detroit ripe for investors, including himself
    The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company. Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...
  • Private-sector job growth surprisingly improved in November, ADP says

    Private-sector job growth surprisingly improved in November, ADP says
    The private-sector labor market heated up significantly last month as companies added 215,000 jobs, the most in a year, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economic recovery, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday. The figure beat economists'...
  • Jobless claims tumble to near 6-year low; some analysts are skeptical

    Jobless claims tumble to near 6-year low; some analysts are skeptical
    The number of people filing first-time unemployment claims plunged to below 300,000 in the week ending Saturday, but some economists expressed doubt about the steep drop of 23,000 . The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of initial...
  • Economy adds 203,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7%

    Economy adds 203,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7%
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added a surprisingly strong 203,000 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7%, the lowest level in five years, the Labor Department said Friday. The November figure, which beat analyst expectations of...
  • U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...
  • U.S. unemployment falls to 7% as economy adds 203,000 jobs

    U.S. unemployment falls to 7% as economy adds 203,000 jobs
    U.S. companies stepped up hiring in November, adding a higher-than-expected 203,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate dipped to 7.0 percent a five-year low. Economists had expected the economy added 180,000 net new jobs...
  • Business economists expect growth pickup in 2014, no gov't shutdown

    Business economists expect growth pickup in 2014, no gov't shutdown
    WASHINGTON — Business economists expect the recovery to accelerate at the end of the year and into 2014 as politicians are likely to avoid another government shutdown. The economy still faces challenges, the National Assn. for Business...
  • World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication

    World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication from Federal Reserve officials could reduce the risk to developing economies when the central bank starts reducing a key stimulus program, the head of the World Bank said. Developing nations saw their borrowing costs...