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  • The jobs report, in 7 easy charts

    The jobs report, in 7 easy charts
    It took a demoralizing 76 months, but with Friday's report of a gain of 217,000 nonfarm jobs in May, U.S. employment has finally exceeded prerecession levels. The key chart above shows the depth of this recession's jobs loss compared to all other...
  • Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains

    Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains
    Southern California fell harder in the recession than the rest of the country and took longer to recover, but now the region's job gains are outpacing the national employment upswing. Each month since April 2012 except one, Los Angeles County has seen...
  • Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

    Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000
    First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
  • Economy has recovered 8.7 million jobs lost in Great Recession

    Economy has recovered 8.7 million jobs lost in Great Recession
    The nation's employers created a solid number of jobs last month that pushed the economy to a milestone: It finally recovered all 8.7 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that it's not time yet to break out the champagne...
  • Strong April jobs report also contains warning signs on labor market

    The unexpectedly strong job creation in April was a welcome sign to economists that slow hiring over the winter appeared to be related to severe weather and not a harbinger of another downturn in the uneven recovery. But the economy probably can't...
  • Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet

    Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet
    After adding 217,000 net new jobs last month, the U.S. economy has recovered all the positions lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that the news Friday from the Labor Department was no real reason to celebrate. “Things are...
  • U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession

    U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession
    U.S. employers kept up a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level and offering confirmation the economy has snapped back from a winter slump. Nonfarm payrolls increased 217,000 last month, the Labor Department said...
  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Obama vows to cut red tape to speed up construction projects

    Obama vows to cut red tape to speed up construction projects
    President Obama on Wednesday vowed to speed up major construction projects by cutting federal red tape, part of his push to show he can make an impact without relying on Congress. With the Tappan Zee Bridge and its partially built replacement looming...
  • 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...