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  • Area's unemployment rate dips to 5.2 percent

    Area's unemployment rate dips to 5.2 percent
    Record new hires in the transportation and warehouse jobs buttressed the Lehigh Valley employment picture. The region's December unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent – the fifth straight month of declines. The region's rate decreased 0.2 of a...
  • Stocks rise at open on higher oil, Greek debt hopes

    U.S. stocks rose broadly in the first half-hour of trading Tuesday on higher oil prices and signs that the new Greek government won't press for a write-off of its bailout loans. European stocks were sharply higher, too. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones...
  • Walgreens cuts 252 in Orlando, as other pharmacy companies grow

    Walgreens cuts 252 in Orlando, as other pharmacy companies grow
    Walgreens announced Monday it will cut 252 jobs in Orlando, about one quarter of the current workforce at its pharmacy fulfillment center for Florida. The cuts come as several other pharmacy centers have added local jobs. A spokesman for the company...
  • Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds

     Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds
    Angelo Ross said he hunted for a job for three years before landing an internship at a fast-food restaurant in November. For the first time in his life, the Far South Side high school senior said the minimum wage job gave him a sense of security. But he...
  • Laid off? Read real-deal tips to land federal job

    DEAR JOYCE: Plummeting gas prices are helping many drivers, but not us! My husband lost his job as an oil rig derrick worker, forcing him to sign up for unemployment benefits. What else could he be doing to land a new job in case he's not called back soon...
  • US pay and benefits rose at steady pace last year, though gains remain modest

    Wages and benefits rose at a slightly healthier rate last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that the employment cost index, which measures pay and benefits, rose 2.2...
  • 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...
  • U.S. pay and benefits rose at slightly faster pace last year

    Wages and benefits rose at slightly healthier rate last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that the employment cost index, which measures pay and benefits, rose 2.2...
  • 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...
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump 19,000 to four-month high

    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week to their highest level in four months, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 316,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, up 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure....
  • Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997

    Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997
    Connecticut's economy is roaring, with 4,600 jobs added in November, 4,300 added in October, and more than 25,000 new jobs in the past 12 months, according to a report released Thursday. The last time the state's job base grew by more than 25,000 was in...