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  • Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet

    Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet
    After adding 217,000 net new jobs last month, the U.S. economy has recovered all the positions lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that the news Friday from the Labor Department was no real reason to celebrate. “Things are...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data
    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
  • Economy has recovered 8.7 million jobs lost in Great Recession

    Economy has recovered 8.7 million jobs lost in Great Recession
    The nation's employers created a solid number of jobs last month that pushed the economy to a milestone: It finally recovered all 8.7 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that it's not time yet to break out the champagne...
  • Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains

    Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains
    Southern California fell harder in the recession than the rest of the country and took longer to recover, but now the region's job gains are outpacing the national employment upswing. Each month since April 2012 except one, Los Angeles County has seen...
  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%

    Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%
    U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus. Employers added 175,...
  • After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing

    After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing
    WASHINGTON -- In an encouraging sign ahead of Friday's monthly employment report, a survey by a big payroll processing firm suggests that hiring may be picking up after the harsh winter. ADP Inc. estimated Wednesday that private employers added 191,...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years
    Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...
  • Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March

    Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March
    WASHINGTON -- It took more than four years, but the economy last month finally recovered all the millions of private-sector jobs lost in the last downturn. The March employment report released Friday showed employers added a reassuringly solid 192,000...
  • Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report

    Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report. About 326,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday,...
  • 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...