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  • Md. employers added 1,500 jobs in March

    Md. employers added 1,500 jobs in March
    Maryland employers added 1,500 jobs in March — thanks entirely to growth in the private sector — but the state's unemployment rate inched up as the pool of would-be workers expanded more rapidly. The jobless rate was 6.6 percent in March, up...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
  • Drop in U.S. jobless claims points to healing in labor market

    Drop in U.S. jobless claims points to healing in labor market
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market. Other data on Thursday showed a...
  • Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs

    Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs
    Quad/Graphics, the nation’s largest printer of magazines and catalogs, is closing a recently-acquired plant in Woodstock and laying off nearly 540 employees, executives confirmed Tuesday. The commercial printing plant was part of the company&...
  • Tesla says it wants to higher veterans � a lot of them

    FREMONT, Calif. Tesla Motors, which is on a mission to bring electric cars to the masses, now has another goal: to become a leading employer of America's military veterans. "We want to be known throughout the veteran community as a great place to work,"...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • Happy days here again? Jobs surge, stocks hit record high

    WASHINGTON Job growth surged in June, capping the best first half since 1999, driving blue chip stocks to a record high and leading analysts to say the economy is shifting to higher gear. Employers added a sizzling 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor...
  • Valley posts record number of jobs

    Valley posts record number of jobs
    The Lehigh Valley economy has reached a bittersweet milestone. It posted a record high number of non-farm jobs, finally surpassing its pre-recession high, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. The region had...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises

    Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises
    A family-run concrete business in Michigan, the U.S.'s second-biggest carmaker, the largest railroad and a solar power provider in California are all hiring as industrial companies lead a broad labor-market rebound that's on pace to add the most jobs in...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...