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  • Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says

    Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says
    Private employers added a surprisingly strong 281,000 net new jobs in June, the most since late 2012, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday. The figure was up sharply from 179,000 in May and is a positive sign heading into Thursday'...
  • U.S. small business hiring increases in June: NFIB

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses increased hiring in June for the ninth consecutive month, adding to signs the labor market is strengthening. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which reported the figures on Wednesday,...
  • Baltimore area has a high share of STEM job openings

    Baltimore area has a high share of STEM job openings
    The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis. The Brookings...
  • Susan Tompor: Wall Street wonders how long the party will last

    Summer may be off to a pleasant economic start but every day investors still are wondering if they need more protection than a dab of sunscreen. The Federal Reserve offered a modestly upbeat forecast last week on the U.S. economy. The Fed noted that...
  • Prepping liberal arts students for the job market

    In recent years, liberal arts graduates have wandered an employment desert. Hiring was sluggish and most available entry-level jobs were going to students majoring in business or technology fields. But things are starting to look up. Graduates in...
  • Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances

    Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances
    Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as Americans reported the strongest gains in their personal financial situation in seven years, according to results of a leading private survey released Friday. The consumer sentiment index from the...
  • The Week Ahead: Jobs warm up, but slow earnings likely to hamper inflation

    It hasn't been since the winter of 2012 that the U.S. job market has been as hot as it's been this past spring. While that's turning the rhetoric on inflation, it's unlikely to turn up the heat on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. It's good...
  • Energy boom fuels economic growth in Midwest states

    WASHINGTON While the national business outlook remains tepid, the energy sector is driving fast economic growth in some states. A drilling boom for oil shale and natural gas has spurred prosperity throughout the middle of the United States. Despite...
  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 19 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars of wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • California's jobless rate falls to 7.6% in May, a six-year low

    California's jobless rate falls to 7.6% in May, a six-year low
    California's unemployment rate hit a six-year low in May, at 7.6%, as the state's workforce, after years of struggles, approaches a full recovery from the recession. Nonfarm employers across California added 18,300 jobs in May, according to the U.S....
  • Why Metro Hartford Tops 'American Dream Cities' List

    Why Metro Hartford Tops 'American Dream Cities' List
    Metro Hartford often fares well in surveys that measure quality of life, but this one is a real surprise. The capital region came out No. 1 in the newly released "American Dream Cities 2013″ ranking of the largest U.S. metro areas, by Xavier...