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  • Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says

    Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says
    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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Media Stocks on Upswing as Dow Tops 17,000 for First Time

    Major media congloms rode the enthusiasm on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 17,000 for the first time, propelled by a better-than-expected jobs report for June. As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on...
  • Illinois unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Illinois unemployment rate lowest since 2008
    Illinois unemployment fell for the third straight month in May, bringing unemployment down to its lowest level since November 2008, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment...
  • Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical

    Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical
    Fed's Lacker says labor market changes structural, not cyclicalLynchburg, Va., June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. labor market data since 2008 reflects structural trends rather cyclical changes, a Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, adding that there seems...
  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?
    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 18 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars in wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • 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...
  • STEM job market mixed in Chicago, study shows

    STEM job market mixed in Chicago, study shows
    A new study that analyzed advertised job openings in the first quarter of 2013 gave a mixed picture about whether the Chicago area suffers a shortage of workers with science and engineering backgrounds. In the Chicago region, it took an average of 44...