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  • Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession

    Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession
    In another positive sign for the labor market, Americans this month showed the most optimism about the availability of quality jobs than at any time since the start of the Great Recession, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. About 36% of...
  • Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy

     Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy
    Illinois hasn't escaped the clutches of the Great Recession. Since the end of the recession more than five years ago, the state's economic performance has been disappointing. In particular the labor market has improved quite slowly, despite increased...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000...
  • Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market

    Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market
    Initial jobless claims fell last week to 280,000, continuing the positive momentum for the labor market as the year ends, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The closely watched figure was down 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. Economists...
  • Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend

    Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend
    Holiday shoppers were back in force Friday, clutching gift cards, searching for deals, returning unwanted presents and feeling pretty good about the year ahead. Each year, Erin Neubauer, 45, spends the day after Christmas buying ornaments with her...
  • Lehigh Valley unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent in November

    The Lehigh Valley employment picture is heading into 2015 in better shape than last year. Seasonally adjusted unemployment dipped a fourth straight month in November for the four-county metro region, according to government data released Tuesday....
  • Job fair to be held at Sands Jan. 13

    If you are among the approximately 23,000 people the government counts as being out of a job, or if you have been away from work for a long time, an upcoming job fair and some pre-fair programs could be your ticket out of unemployment. The Morning Call/...
  • San Francisco's booming job market drives up salaries, home prices

    San Francisco's booming job market drives up salaries, home prices
    In a state whose overall economic growth is outpacing the nation’s, San Francisco’s job market is especially impressive. In the third quarter, nearly a fifth of all jobs added in California were in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin...
  • Applications for US unemployment aid climb to 298,000 last week; still near historic lows

    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels that suggest solid economic growth will continue. The Labor Department said Wednesday that applications for unemployment...
  • 2015 job market: more opportunities, better offers

    2015 job market: more opportunities, better offers
    South Florida's workers shouldn't quite take the attitude of Johnny Paycheck, who sang "take this job and shove it," in the late-1970s. But workers "are starting to not be as scared. People are looking at new opportunities and growth again, rather...
  • 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...