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  • 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,...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs in November

    California adds 90,100 jobs in November
    Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November — one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades. The Golden State exited the Great Recession among the most wounded, as a...
  • Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank

    Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank
    Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank rose slightly last month with motion picture and sound recording accounting for most of the job reductions across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rates in Glendale and...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%

    California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%
    California employers added more than 90,000 jobs in November, one of state's largest monthly employment gains in more than a decade, according to federal data. The state unemployment rate dropped to 7.2%, down from 7.3% last month. That's still...
  • State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008

    State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008
    The state’s unemployment rate dipped once again in November, hitting a number it hasn’t seen in more than six years. State officials said Friday that Florida’s unemployment rate improved to 5.8 percent, matching the rate of...
  • U.S. labor market weaker than jobless rate shows: Fed study

    The U.S. labor market may have more slack than the rapid decline in the unemployment rate suggests, according to a study published Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, pointing to the need for continued easy-money policies. The U.S. jobless...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...