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  • Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

    Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas
    Unemployment rates continued to fall in all 12 of Illinois' metro areas in December. But Thursday's monthly report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security also showed the number of jobs grew in just half of them. Department Director Jeff...
  • Big turnout of job-seekers, employers at Triton College job fair

    Big turnout of job-seekers, employers at Triton College job fair
    Turnout was tremendous on both sides of the table at Triton College's Hospitality Job Fair last week. About 50 companies in the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants and shops, showed up on the second floor of the college's student...
  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...
  • Best jobs in America? Physician assistants and software engineers

    Best jobs in America? Physician assistants and software engineers
    The best gig in the country is a physician assistant, according to job search website Glassdoor. The Mill Valley, Calif.-based company released a list of its 25 best jobs in America on Wednesday, laying out the country's most attractive jobs based on...
  • Maryland gained estimated 11,000 jobs in December

    Last month, Maryland saw its strongest hiring since 2010, a sign the state's long lackluster labor market may be starting to rev into motion. Employers added an estimated 11,000 jobs in December, driving the state's unemployment rate down a tenth of a...
  • Initial jobless claims drop back below 300,000

    Initial jobless claims drop back below 300,000
    Initial jobless claims declined more than expected last week, falling back below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market. About 283,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down from 304,000 the previous week, the Labor...
  • Unemployment continues to fall in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Unemployment continues to fall in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    Unemployment continued to fall in December, capping a year of rising jobs in South Florida, according to data released Friday. Palm Beach County's unemployment was 4.8 percent in December compared with 6 percent a year ago. December's rate was the...
  • Strong U.S. jobs report shows best wage growth in six years

    Strong U.S. jobs report shows best wage growth in six years
    With strong employment gains in January, the economy has created more than 1 million new jobs in a three-month stretch for the first time in nearly two decades — and the hiring surge has spurred the best wage gains in more than six years. The 257,...
  • Connecticut's Hiring Hasn't Been This Good Since 1998

    Connecticut's Hiring Hasn't Been This Good Since 1998
    Job growth in 2014 was the strongest it has been in Connecticut since 1998, with 26,700 net new jobs, according to a preliminary estimate from the state Department of Labor. In 1998, the state's employers added 28,300 jobs. In December, payrolls grew by...
  • Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%

     Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is seeking roughly a 25% cut in the pay that city civilian workers receive while on injury leave, an unusually generous benefit that critics say has contributed to increasing taxpayer costs. In an interview, Garcetti...
  • Jobless rates drop in Glendale and Burbank

    Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank declined last month with trade, transportation and utilities driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank both...