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  • Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete

    Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete
    The U.S. economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee on Tuesday. In a strong defense of...
  • Yellen says economy must improve more before Fed raises interest rates

    Yellen says economy must improve more before Fed raises interest rates
    Warning of past "false dawns" in the economic recovery, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday that central bank policymakers need to be cautious about raising rock-bottom interest rates. Recent data indicate the economy has rebounded...
  • Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...
  • Minimum Wage Democrat math

    Minimum Wage Democrat math
    This Chicago Tribune editorial qualifies the logic behind my cartoon: Editorial: Wagering on job loss in Chicago  
  • June Good Month for Hiring in Connecticut

    Connecticut's employers added 1,700 jobs in June, a little faster than the average growth since the beginning of the jobs recovery in February 2010. In some segments, hiring was quite strong, as business confidence rises. "In our world, in the...
  • New graduates need to be ready for when jobs return

    As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search. The task before them is not an easy one. There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
  • More than 1,000 flock to Allentown arena job fair

    More than 1,000 flock to Allentown arena job fair
    As the hum of arena construction pierced the lunchtime atmosphere Thursday in downtown Allentown, the line of people hoping to work at the PPL Center stretched for more than two blocks. Ferdinand Fowler of 14th Street, Allentown, squinted as he looked...
  • California adds 24,000 jobs in June, surpassing pre-recession peak

    California's unemployment rate dipped to 7.4% in June, a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday showed that California added more than 24,000 jobs...
  • Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs

    A Gallup poll found that 35% of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job -- one with a higher wage. That may not seem like much, but the July reading is the highest since December 2007, the start of the Great Recession, and a little...
  • Strong 2nd-quarter growth puts recovery back on track, economists say

    Strong 2nd-quarter growth puts recovery back on track, economists say
    The U.S. economy’s better-than-expected expansion in the second quarter fueled optimism that growth was back on an upward trajectory, allaying fears that the recovery might have been derailed during a sharp winter slowdown. “An inflection...
  • Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises

    Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises
    Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday. Maryland...