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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Improving Connecticut Economy Helped Job Seekers Last Year

    Improving Connecticut Economy Helped Job Seekers Last Year
    Back in 2009, when the bottom was dropping out of the U.S. economy, it was a gamble to major in construction management. That's when Ian Rogers, now 23, started at Central Connecticut State University. "There were times I was kind of afraid because I...
  • Stockholders Commandeer Profits While Workers Lose Ground

    Stockholders Commandeer Profits While Workers Lose Ground
    Job creation is up. Unemployment is down. Wages are stagnant. And economists — well, some economists — are confused. Tighter labor markets are supposed to give workers more bargaining power. To be sure, there are still millions of...
  • Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success

    Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success
    In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called "Moynihan's Scissors": Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors' blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The...
  • Thornton tells lawmakers city schools will lay off 100 central office staff

    Thornton tells lawmakers city schools will lay off 100 central office staff
    Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton told state lawmakers Friday that about 100 employees will lose their jobs at the end of the school year in his plan to close a $108 million deficit. During a briefing Friday with the city delegation —...
  • US Steel to lay off 165 at western Pennsylvania plant

    U.S. Steel Corp. has announced plans to temporarily lay off 165 workers at a western Pennsylvania plant. The company said the layoffs will begin Sunday at the Irvin plant in West Mifflin, which makes steel sheet for the appliance, automotive and...
  • U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000

    U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000
    The sharp retreat in hiring last month to the slowest pace in more than a year reflects lost economic momentum in the U.S. — and may make the Federal Reserve more reluctant to start raising interest rates as early as June. The Labor Department...
  • Job growth in March slows sharply, reflecting cold weather, cooling economy

    Job growth in March slows sharply, reflecting cold weather, cooling economy
    After months of strong job growth, hiring in March slowed sharply to its weakest level in over a year. Employers added 126,000 net new jobs last month, just half of what economists had forecast and ending a yearlong streak of 200,000-plus job gains a...
  • Jobs being cut, moved at Polk Audio

    Jobs being cut, moved at Polk Audio
    Polk Audio's presence on its native Baltimore turf is shrinking again. The company that makes speakers and headphones for home sound systems will lose about half of its workforce of more than 80 people in a reorganization by its parent company Sound...
  • Plainfield, Bolingbrook could lose up to $5.5M in state funding plan

    Bolingbrook and Plainfield stand to lose $5.5 million total in state income tax revenue if Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget proposal for the next fiscal year becomes reality. Towns across the state are bracing themselves for a potentially massive cut in...
  • Unemployment rate for older workers fell in March

    More older people went to work in March, but younger workers lost ground as U.S. employers grew more cautious about hiring. Among workers 55 and older, an additional 329,000 described themselves as employed in March. Their numbers helped lower that...
  • March sadness: US hiring last month dashes expectations

    WASHINGTON March hiring disappointed, with just 126,000 new jobs reported by the government Friday, prompting concerns that the economy may be softening amid slowing exports and oil field turmoil. Most mainstream forecasters had expected hiring north...