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  • Indiana jobless rate drops to 5.4 percent for April

     Indiana jobless rate drops to 5.4 percent for April
    Indiana's unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent for April, when officials say the state added 10,600 private-sector jobs. Figures released Wednesday by the state Department of Workforce Development show Indiana's jobless mark fell four-tenths of a...
  • North Carolina unemployment rate up to 5.5 percent in April

    A continuing stream of sidelined workers who have resumed looking for jobs caused North Carolina's unemployment rate to tick up to 5.5 percent in April. It marked the first time in 11 months that the state's jobless rate was higher than the national...
  • CT's Job Base Grows Modestly In April; Labor Force Reaches All-Time High

    CT's Job Base Grows Modestly In April; Labor Force Reaches All-Time High
    The number of jobs in the state grew by 1,200 in April, a modest rate that's slower than the average growth rate of about 1,500 jobs a month since the recovery began in February 2010. The Connecticut Department of Labor on Tuesday said the...
  • Consumer confidence edges up in May on improving job market

    Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from 94.3 in April. Last month's reading had been sharp drop from March's 101.4. A...
  • US new-home sales jump in April

    More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales climbed 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And...
  • Connecticut adds 1,200 jobs in April as jobless rate falls

    Employers in Connecticut added 1,200 jobs in April, the 10th monthly job gain in the past year, the Department of Labor said Tuesday. The unemployment rate of 6.3 percent was down 0.1 percent from March and nearly a point higher than the U.S....
  • Why men feel the need to carry guns

    Why men feel the need to carry guns
    Since the 1960s, the national conversation on firearms in both political and academic circles has revolved around one main question: Do guns increase crime or reduce it? Are guns tools of escalation or deterrence? Lately, however, social science...
  • Hiring ex-offenders a critical step for Baltimore

    Hiring ex-offenders a critical step for Baltimore
    The response of the corporate and business community to the crisis in our city was immediate and generous — hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated. However, as Don Fry, CEO and president of the Greater Baltimore Committee commented, in...
  • Massachusetts unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent

    Massachusetts gained jobs for an eighth consecutive month in April while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.7 percent, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. The labor participation rate — the total number of...
  • Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s

    Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s
    HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for three straight months, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday. An...