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  • 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,...
  • Lehigh Valley workers finding jobs

    Lehigh Valley workers finding jobs
    After nearly two years of unemployment, Paul Bunting believes his luck has finally turned, as it has recently for many Lehigh Valley job seekers benefiting from the region's improving economic fortunes. The 61-year-old Lower Nazareth Township resident, a...
  • Mixed employment report: Workers left Hampton Roads labor market

    Mixed employment report: Workers left Hampton Roads labor market
    Hampton Roads' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 percent in July, but this was because of almost 2,000 residents leaving the labor market, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission senior economist James Clary reports. The number...
  • Consumer confidence heads north, durable orders take flight

    WASHINGTON A closely followed measure of U.S. consumer confidence in August reached its highest level since October 2007, the Conference Board announced Tuesday. The board's Consumer Confidence Index jumped 2.1 points in August to 92.4, its highest level...
  • U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens

    U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with a bigger chunk of the growth driven by domestic demand in a bright sign for the future. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent...
  • Data show more robust economic rebound in second quarter

    The economic rebound in the second quarter was stronger than previously estimated, another sign of a recovery gaining momentum after stalling early in the year. The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of...
  • U.S. consumer confidence hits nearly seven-year high in August

    (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group,...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • 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...
  • Job market slack keeping a lid on U.S. wage growth: Fed paper

    (Reuters) - Slackness in the labor market is keeping U.S. wages from rising, according to research published by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank on Friday. Average real wages would have risen 0.5 percentage point to 1 percentage point higher in June...
  • California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flat

    California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flat
    California added more than 27,000 jobs in July, but the state unemployment rate remained flat at 7.4% as the size of the labor force shrank slightly from last month's estimates. The data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department...