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  • U.S. jobless claims fall to seven-week low

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's sustained strength.
  • Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market

    Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market
    Initial jobless claims fell last week to 280,000, continuing the positive momentum for the labor market as the year ends, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The closely watched figure was down 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. Economists...

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000...

    Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy

     Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy
    Illinois hasn't escaped the clutches of the Great Recession. Since the end of the recession more than five years ago, the state's economic performance has been disappointing. In particular the labor market has improved quite slowly, despite increased...

    Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession

    Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession
    In another positive sign for the labor market, Americans this month showed the most optimism about the availability of quality jobs than at any time since the start of the Great Recession, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. About 36% of...