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  • Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession

    Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession
    In another positive sign for the labor market, Americans this month showed the most optimism about the availability of quality jobs than at any time since the start of the Great Recession, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. About 36% of...
  • U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%

    U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...
  • Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy

     Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy
    Illinois hasn't escaped the clutches of the Great Recession. Since the end of the recession more than five years ago, the state's economic performance has been disappointing. In particular the labor market has improved quite slowly, despite increased...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000...
  • Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market

    Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market
    Initial jobless claims fell last week to 280,000, continuing the positive momentum for the labor market as the year ends, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The closely watched figure was down 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. Economists...
  • Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend

    Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend
    Holiday shoppers were back in force Friday, clutching gift cards, searching for deals, returning unwanted presents and feeling pretty good about the year ahead. Each year, Erin Neubauer, 45, spends the day after Christmas buying ornaments with her...
  • Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers

    Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers
    A year ago, Peggy Fox was analyzing grades and other data on student performance for Chicago Public Schools in a grant-funded position that was about to expire. Now Fox, 28, of Lincoln Square, is a month out of a 19-week computer programming "boot camp"...
  • Letter: Raising the minimum wage will kill teen job market

    What’s the biggest problem in America today? I think it’s the shortage of entry level jobs. Our kids are joining gangs and shooting each other because they have nothing better to do. When I was a teen, I had some typical low-paying jobs. I...
  • County unemployment continues downward trend with nearly 10,000 new jobs

    Lake County's unemployment rate continued to fall in 2014, dropping more than 2 percent from what was reported in 2013 and coming in 4.4 percent below what was seen at the height of the recession, according to figures released by the Illinois Department...
  • Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997

    Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997
    Connecticut's economy is roaring, with 4,600 jobs added in November, 4,300 added in October, and more than 25,000 new jobs in the past 12 months, according to a report released Thursday. The last time the state's job base grew by more than 25,000 was in...
  • Lehigh Valley unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent in November

    The Lehigh Valley employment picture is heading into 2015 in better shape than last year. Seasonally adjusted unemployment dipped a fourth straight month in November for the four-county metro region, according to government data released Tuesday....