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  • Computers reshaping global job market, for better and worse: paper

    Computers reshaping global job market, for better and worse: paper
    Automation and increasingly sophisticated computers have boosted demand for both highly educated and low-skilled workers around the globe, while eroding demand for middle-skilled jobs, according to research to be presented to global central bankers on...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

    California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses
    When California rolled out a $750-million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas — where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State. For more than a decade,...
  • 10 great work-at-home jobs

    Work-at-home jobs promise big benefits: extra income, flexible hours and the enviable dress code of slippers and sweatpants. The trick, of course, is finding legitimate, well-paid positions because work-at-home scams abound. To assemble our list of top...
  • U.S. retailers feel the pinch as frugal shoppers curb spending

    (Reuters) - Weak results from the likes of Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Macy's Inc are the latest sign less affluent U.S. consumers are still pinching their pennies and the trend appears to be hurting upmarket retailers as well. A number of large U.S....
  • Illinois unemployment rate drops to 6.8%

    Illinois unemployment rate drops to 6.8%
    Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in July, the lowest rate since late 2008, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. July's unemployment rate was a significant drop from June, when Illinois' unemployment rate...
  • U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market

    U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...
  • July unemployment rate 6.2%, unchanged from June

    July unemployment rate 6.2%, unchanged from June
    Florida's unemployment rate in July remained unchanged from June's 6.2 percent as job creation throughout the state cooled, officials said Friday. Over the month, the state lost 1,600 jobs, a decrease of less than 0.1 percent. That's a marked change...
  • Homebuilders rally after strong NAHB sentiment data

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding stocks rose on Monday, boosted by data that showed homebuilder sentiment rose in August to its highest level since January. Sentiment rose as labor market conditions improved, according to the National Association...
  • In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'

     In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'
    You may have heard about the Gallup poll that makes Illinois sound like a horror movie scene in which panicked townspeople flee. Half our state's residents would move elsewhere if they could. The top reason cited: "work/business-related." Polls and...