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  • State's Unemployment Below 7 Percent For First Time In Five Years

    The unemployment rate in Connecticut dropped below 7 percent in April, its lowest rate in more than five years, state officials said Thursday. But for the 15 years prior to that, the state's unemployment rate had never been that high. The state's...
  • Job prospects in these fields look slim; checkmark your search with alternatives

    Two years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that overall employment would increase 14.8 percent by 2020; the latest projection is 10.8 percent growth by 2022. "When they made those rosier projections, they didn't realize how slow this...
  • Private-sector job growth slowed in May to 179,000, ADP reports

    Private-sector job growth slowed in May to 179,000, the lowest level since January, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was below analyst expectations for 210,000 net new jobs. ADP also revised down its April estimate by 5,...
  • Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised

    Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised
    Stocks closed mostly higher on a quiet Monday following two reports that showed the manufacturing industries of the world's two largest economies expanded last month. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index were able to...
  • Manufacturing growth picked up in May, ISM says in corrected report

    Manufacturing growth picked up in May, ISM says in corrected report
    Factory growth accelerated last month and did not slow down as initially reported Monday by the Institute for Supply Management, which twice corrected its closely watched purchasing managers index. The revisions roiled financial markets because they...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs; unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Hiring surprisingly surged last month as the economy added 288,000 net new jobs -- the best performance in more than two years -- and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Job-...
  • After jobs report, Dow hits new high then declines a bit

    The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new record in early trading Friday before later reversing course and suffering a modest decline. The blue-chip indicator rose more than 60 points early on to notch its second record high in the last three days...
  • Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says

    Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 9,300 jobs in April as businesses threw off the paralyzing effects of the frigid winter, according to federal estimates released Friday. The state's unemployment rate inched down to 5.5 percent as more Marylanders got back to work, the U....
  • California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years

    California's unemployment rate dropped below 8% last month for the first time in nearly six years as employers put the state on the verge of recovering all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Employers added 56,100 jobs in April, far more...
  • L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April

    L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April
    In a surprising plot twist, Hollywood's overall jobs picture continues to improve despite the long-term effects of production flight and studio cost cutting. Employment in Los Angeles County's motion picture and sound recording sector grew to 126,400...
  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......