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  • Orange County jobless rate falls below five percent

    Orange County jobless rate falls below five percent
    Orange County’s jobless rate fell below five percent for the first time since the Great Recession to 4.9 percent, according to state data released Friday. That is down from 5.3 percent in November. A rate of five percent or below is considered...
  • Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds

    Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds
    Metro Chicago's economic recovery is weaker than in most major urban areas worldwide, held back by slow employment growth, according to a Brookings Institution report. Assessing annual growth in GDP per person and in employment levels from 2013 to 2014,...
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall

    Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for the first time in a month, a sign that layoffs remain low and hiring is probably still healthy. The Labor Department says that weekly applications dropped 10,000 to a seasonally...
  • American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs

    American Express Co. said it will cut more than 4,000 jobs this year as it curtails expenses. AmEx also said Wednesday that it took a $206-million charge in the fourth quarter to "improve operating efficiencies. The lender, led by Chief Executive...
  • Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie

    Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie
    On the first day of the 114th Congress, Republican lawmakers quickly lighted the fuse for a major battle over entitlements using an unlikely piece of leverage: the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which is expected to run out of money in late...
  • Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told

    Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told
    The Lehigh Valley and U.S. economies are on the mend. Wells Fargo global economist Jay H. Bryson told the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual Economic Outlook meeting Tuesday that the bank forecasts improved economic growth in the...
  • Community college to create fracking degree program

    Community college to create fracking degree program
    A southwestern Illinois community college has received the go-ahead to create a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, program. Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will enroll its first students this fall. The college petitioned the state...
  • Increase your chance for success in an improving job market

    The national unemployment rate slipped to 5.6 percent in December, the lowest level since June 2008, when the Great Recession was underway. For young workers, the search for employment has been particularly challenging, but that finally may be changing....
  • County unemployment continues downward trend with nearly 10,000 new jobs

    Lake County's unemployment rate continued to fall in 2014, dropping more than 2 percent from what was reported in 2013 and coming in 4.4 percent below what was seen at the height of the recession, according to figures released by the Illinois Department...
  • How to fix California's economy: Regulation, legislation and education

    How to fix California's economy: Regulation, legislation and education
    California's wounded economy needs serious intervention from policymakers, businesses and educators equally committed to restoring jobs and ending poverty. During the last year, we've been reminded how unsettling the prognosis is if we don't act...
  • Diane Stafford: College remains a good bet to plump up the paychecks of millennials

    College got something of a bad rap during the recession and the "jobless" recovery. Thousands of university graduates were unable to find full-time work in their target careers. They took jobs as baristas, bartenders or other part-time, low-wage workers,...