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  • Standoff on U.S. roadway repairs becoming 'highway cliff'

    Without quick action by Congress, the U.S. Transportation Department may begin scaling back or halting work on thousands of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects at the height of the construction season this July, when the nation's Highway...
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008

    Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008
    The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent last month, marking its lowest point since 2008 and the largest monthly decline since data was first collected in 1976. The data was released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the...
  • State's Unemployment Below 7 Percent For First Time In Five Years

    The unemployment rate in Connecticut dropped below 7 percent in April, its lowest rate in more than five years, state officials said Thursday. But for the 15 years prior to that, the state's unemployment rate had never been that high. The state's...
  • U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April

    U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April
    WASHINGTON — The labor market heated up last month, producing a bumper crop of 288,000 new jobs — the most in more than two years — and easing fears that a winter slowdown in hiring foreshadowed another downturn in the uneven recovery....
  • Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown

    Yellen sees improved economic growth, worries about housing slowdown
    Weak economic growth in the first three months of the year was mostly due to temporary factors such as the weather, and the recovery should pick up the rest of the year, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday. "With the...
  • 'Economic gardening' to cultivate job growth

    'Economic gardening' to cultivate job growth
    Michael Spinosa overflows with enthusiasm about the team that helped his Columbia company figure out new strategies for growth — at no charge. That might not sound like economic development, if your conception of it is multimillion-dollar...
  • Job prospects in these fields look slim; checkmark your search with alternatives

    Two years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that overall employment would increase 14.8 percent by 2020; the latest projection is 10.8 percent growth by 2022. "When they made those rosier projections, they didn't realize how slow this...
  • Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says

    Maryland adds 9,300 jobs in April, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 9,300 jobs in April as businesses threw off the paralyzing effects of the frigid winter, according to federal estimates released Friday. The state's unemployment rate inched down to 5.5 percent as more Marylanders got back to work, the U....
  • California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years

    California's unemployment rate dropped below 8% last month for the first time in nearly six years as employers put the state on the verge of recovering all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Employers added 56,100 jobs in April, far more...
  • Jobless grads should eye smaller businesses

    The college class of 2014 is graduating across the country, and while some grads may be going directly into the workforce, many others are leaving school without a job lined up. There's still time for those new grads looking for work. With the economy...
  • L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April

    L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April
    In a surprising plot twist, Hollywood's overall jobs picture continues to improve despite the long-term effects of production flight and studio cost cutting. Employment in Los Angeles County's motion picture and sound recording sector grew to 126,400...