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  • Unemployment falls in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Unemployment falls in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    November's unemployment report on Friday brought tidings of good cheer. Florida's unemployment fell to its lowest level since the recession, with Broward County's rate at 4.8 percent and Palm Beach County's 5.2 percent, the state said Friday. Broward's...
  • Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997

    Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997
    Connecticut's economy is roaring, with 4,600 jobs added in November, 4,300 added in October, and more than 25,000 new jobs in the past 12 months, according to a report released Thursday. The last time the state's job base grew by more than 25,000 was in...
  • Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

    Jobless claims point to firmer labor market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...
  • U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed

    U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. While other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers

    Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers
    A year ago, Peggy Fox was analyzing grades and other data on student performance for Chicago Public Schools in a grant-funded position that was about to expire. Now Fox, 28, of Lincoln Square, is a month out of a 19-week computer programming "boot camp"...
  • Stocks head higher, bouncing back from Monday's dip

    NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes are creeping higher Tuesday, as the market bounces back from a loss the day before. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,0 as of 10:04 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow...
  • Study finds summer jobs seem to lower teens' violent crime rate

    PHILADELPHIA A summer jobs program for teenagers appears to cut the rate of violent crime, according to a new study by a University of Pennsylvania researcher. And not because the youths were too busy working to break the law. Those who were randomly...
  • More owners tapping home equity lines of credit

    More owners tapping home equity lines of credit
    If you're thinking about taking out a home equity line, you're hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity — popularly known as HELOCs — are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is...
  • California unemployment to drop closer to U.S. rate

    California's unemployment rate will nearly equal that of the nation within two years, according to a new forecast. The state's jobless rate currently sits at 7.3% — the nation's fifth highest, and well above the overall U.S. rate of 5.8%. But...
  • Third hiring blitz in recent months aims to fill 80 construction jobs

    LEESBURG — Out of work or underemployed carpenters, surveyors and others in the construction-related fields, take heart. Job growth in the industry is gaining momentum and an upcoming Leesburg hiring event is seeking skilled workers in the trade....