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  • CT Labor Department: Cold To Blame for February Job Downturn

    Connecticut employers cut more positions than they added in February, breaking a seven-month streak of job market growth, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. The preliminary estimate is that the state had 3,700 fewer jobs in February than it...
  • Unemployment drops to 5 percent in Palm Beach County, 5.2 percent in Broward

    Unemployment drops to 5 percent in Palm Beach County, 5.2 percent in Broward
    Unemployment continued to fall in South Florida and statewide in February. In Palm Beach County, the jobless rate was 5 percent, down from 6.3 percent a year ago. The county added 20,400 jobs over the year, primarily in professional and business...
  • San Francisco Fed President John Williams expects momentum in labor market

    San Francisco Fed President John Williams expects momentum in labor market
    Back in 1965, much as today, the Federal Reserve's main inflation gauge was running at a low 1.25%, labor costs were growing slowly and the unemployment rate was half a percentage point above what then was viewed as optimal. Just 18 months later,...
  • Jobless claims fall again: 'No sign of softening'

    Jobless claims fall again: 'No sign of softening'
    Fewer people applied for first-time unemployment insurance last week, indicating a more stable market for jobs despite fears that a late February claims surge was a sign of weakening conditions. The number of initial jobless claims, which is...
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard to host Career Fair, plans to hire 1,500

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard plans to hire 1,500 employees by Sept. 30, and it will host a career fair on Saturday to hear from interested applicants. The event takes place March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tidewater Community College's Portsmouth campus, in...
  • Orlando program helps veterans find new careers

    Orlando program helps veterans find new careers
    Jenice Armstead joined the Navy at 17 and left at 24 — having served in Africa, Spain and Afghanistan in a range of roles from construction to human-resources management. She didn't expect to struggle finding a job. "I was surprised by the...
  • Florida's economy growing more diverse

    Florida's economy growing more diverse
    Florida's economy is not just about the sun and beach anymore, economists say. While tourism and retirees will always be important, the state is much more diversified than before the recession, according to a new report from economists at Wells Fargo....
  • US new-home sales surge in February

    US new-home sales surge in February
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales shot up 7.8 percent...
  • Village Board Briefs: Police plan egg hunt, job fair comes to town

    The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Village of Lincolnwood board of Trustees meeting on March 17. Auditing services contract renewed Warrenville-based auditing firm Lauterbach and Amen, LLP, was re-contracted as the...
  • App opens gateway to employment in Baltimore

    App opens gateway to employment in Baltimore
    A new door to employment in Baltimore is opening wider. The gateway is the latest variation in finding and applying for jobs online. Called Apploi, it's an application for computers, smartphones and tablets that allows users to fill out an application...
  • Michael A. MacDowell: Washington politics a reason for slow wage growth for workers

    Michael A. MacDowell: Washington politics a reason for slow wage growth for workers
    Our national economy added 295,000 jobs in February, outpacing expectations by nearly 40,000 jobs. These gains dropped the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent, a significant decline from the 8.5 percent we experienced just two years ago. News of this rapid...