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  • Community college to create fracking degree program

    Community college to create fracking degree program
    A southwestern Illinois community college has received the go-ahead to create a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, program. Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will enroll its first students this fall. The college petitioned the state...
  • Jobless rates drop in Glendale and Burbank

    Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank declined last month with trade, transportation and utilities driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank both...
  • California's jobless rate falls to 7%

    California's jobless rate falls to 7%
    California employers slowed the pace of hiring at the end of 2014 after spending much of the year adding jobs at a furious pace. The state's labor market remained healthy in December, though less rosy than in earlier months, according to data from the...
  • California adds just 700 jobs in December; jobless rate falls to 7%

    California’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 7% in December, closing out a year that included several unpleasant surprises for the labor market amid generally strong growth. The state’s jobless rate fell last month after dipping to 7.2%...
  • PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent

    PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent
    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell below five percent in December, a rate many economists consider a benchmark of a healthy economy and job market. It was down from 5.1 percent in November and has declined 2 percent since December 2013. It was the...
  • Orange County jobless rate falls below five percent

    Orange County jobless rate falls below five percent
    Orange County’s jobless rate fell below five percent for the first time since the Great Recession to 4.9 percent, according to state data released Friday. That is down from 5.3 percent in November. A rate of five percent or below is considered...
  • 4 reasons why consistently strong hiring is failing to boost US inflation or wages

    This isn't explained in Econ 101. Month after month, U.S. hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response. They're not happening. Last month, employers added a healthy 252,000...
  • Report shows 2014 was best year for US hiring since 1999, raises confidence about new year

    U.S. employers are showing more confidence than they have since the Great Recession began and will probably propel the economy in 2015 to its fastest growth in a decade. December's job gains capped a stellar year for hiring that saw nearly 3 million jobs...
  • Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow

    Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. finished its best year of job growth since 1999 with brisk hiring and a drop in unemployment last month, but there's little indication that workers will start seeing wages go up much any time soon. Employers, led by...
  • Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.

    Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.
    In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify. Goldman Sachs forecasts that if oil stays near its...
  • County unemployment continues downward trend with nearly 10,000 new jobs

    Lake County's unemployment rate continued to fall in 2014, dropping more than 2 percent from what was reported in 2013 and coming in 4.4 percent below what was seen at the height of the recession, according to figures released by the Illinois Department...