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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter

    GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
    Economic growth unexpectedly slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of last year to a modest 2.6% annual rate after a strong six-month stretch raised hopes the U.S. recovery finally was accelerating toward normal. The data released Friday by the...
  • Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

    Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas
    Unemployment rates continued to fall in all 12 of Illinois' metro areas in December. But Thursday's monthly report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security also showed the number of jobs grew in just half of them. Department Director Jeff...
  • Survey: US businesses post steady job gain in January, adding 213,000 jobs

    U.S. companies hired at a solid pace last month, a private survey found, the latest sign of steady improvement in the job market. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 213,000 jobs last month, a decent increase though also the...
  • 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,...
  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...
  • Best jobs in America? Physician assistants and software engineers

    Best jobs in America? Physician assistants and software engineers
    The best gig in the country is a physician assistant, according to job search website Glassdoor. The Mill Valley, Calif.-based company released a list of its 25 best jobs in America on Wednesday, laying out the country's most attractive jobs based on...