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  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti announces job assistance program for veterans

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti announces job assistance program for veterans
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced a multi-agency assistance program for veterans whose employment prospects have lagged in the recovery, pledging to secure 10,000 jobs by 2017 for those who served in the military. The city will...
  • Business economists expect robust 3.5% growth in second quarter

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy will expand at a robust 3.5% annual rate in the second quarter and continue at a solid pace the rest of the year, according to a survey of business economists released Monday. The National Assn. for Business Economics...
  • The jobs report, in 7 easy charts

    The jobs report, in 7 easy charts
    It took a demoralizing 76 months, but with Friday's report of a gain of 217,000 nonfarm jobs in May, U.S. employment has finally exceeded prerecession levels. The key chart above shows the depth of this recession's jobs loss compared to all other...
  • Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains

    Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains
    Southern California fell harder in the recession than the rest of the country and took longer to recover, but now the region's job gains are outpacing the national employment upswing. Each month since April 2012 except one, Los Angeles County has seen...
  • Economy has recovered 8.7 million jobs lost in Great Recession

    Economy has recovered 8.7 million jobs lost in Great Recession
    The nation's employers created a solid number of jobs last month that pushed the economy to a milestone: It finally recovered all 8.7 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that it's not time yet to break out the champagne...
  • Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet

    Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet
    After adding 217,000 net new jobs last month, the U.S. economy has recovered all the positions lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that the news Friday from the Labor Department was no real reason to celebrate. “Things are...
  • U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession

    U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession
    U.S. employers kept up a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level and offering confirmation the economy has snapped back from a winter slump. Nonfarm payrolls increased 217,000 last month, the Labor Department said...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs; unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Hiring surprisingly surged last month as the economy added 288,000 net new jobs -- the best performance in more than two years -- and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Job-...
  • Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing

    Americans rushed out to shop as frigid weather lifted in March, propelling retail sales at the fastest pace in a year and a half. The gauge from the Commerce Department surged 1.1% last month from February in its biggest leap since September 2012. Sales...
  • Connecticut Woman Who Represented Long-Term Unemployed Got Hired— Temporarily

    Connecticut Woman Who Represented Long-Term Unemployed Got Hired— Temporarily
    The Connecticut woman who appeared with President Obama in January to represent the long-term unemployed has found work managing a Windsor nursing home. "It was a godsend," said Katherine Hackett, who lost her job as a nursing home administrator in July...
  • Bobby Shriver endorsed for supervisor by ex-L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

    In theĀ latest sign that business interests are coalescingĀ around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica...