| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:50 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear.
Offsetting a dismal start...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:09 AM
U.S. employers kept up a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level and offering confirmation the economy has snapped back from a winter slump.
Nonfarm payrolls increased 217,000 last month, the Labor Department said...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:31 PM
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....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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&...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:58 AM
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,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Private employers added a surprisingly strong 281,000 net new jobs in June, the most since late 2012, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday.
The figure was up sharply from 179,000 in May and is a positive sign heading into Thursday'...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:13 AM
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,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:43 AM
U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year.
The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...