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  • 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...
  • Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283,000

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 21,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 283,000, the Labor...
  • Study: Discrimination endures in Mexican labor market

    A new study says racial and ethnic discrimination continues to be an obstacle for many in the Mexican labor market. The Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America reports that the study determined lighter-skinned Mexicans with a university...
  • 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...
  • More layoffs at McDonald's; eight Illinois employers cutting 724 jobs

    More layoffs at McDonald's; eight Illinois employers cutting 724 jobs
    McDonald's, which last month jarred investors by reporting drops in annual profits, revenues and restaurant customers, said it's laying off 57 more workers in Oak Brook, only a month after plans to cut 63 jobs in its headquarters city were announced. 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,...
  • U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up

    U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up
    U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in...
  • Unemployment Is Down — But Are These Good Times?

    Unemployment Is Down — But Are These Good Times?
    As we enter 2015, headlines trumpet that the national unemployment rate has sunk to 5.6 percent. An impressive comeback for what had been a bleak situation since the Great Recession kicked off. It would appear that America is once again flush with good...
  • US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

    US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.
    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health. The surprisingly robust report the government issued Friday...
  • Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report

    Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report
    The economy had another robust month of job growth in January, adding 257,000 net new positions and producing the best wage gains in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7%, but that was because...
  • Augustine panel sets agenda to bolster business in Md.

    Augustine panel sets agenda to bolster business in Md.
    Declaring that Maryland can no longer depend on the federal government for job growth, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman R. Augustine presented state legislators Thursday with a list of steps they could take to improve its ability to compete for business....