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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Survey: US businesses stepped up hiring last month in sign of confidence in national economy

    U.S. businesses ramped up hiring last month in the latest sign that the nation's economy is expanding despite worries about global growth that have sent financial markets tumbling. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 241,000 jobs in...
  • 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...
  • Strong US hiring last month is expected to make 2014 best year for jobs since 1999

    The best year for U.S. hiring since 1999 likely ended with another solid gain in December, supporting expectations that the United States will strengthen further even as overseas economies stumble. Analysts have forecast that U.S. employers added 243,000...
  • U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%

    U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...