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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • All workers should pull their weight

    February was a good month for jobs. The U.S. reported that 295,000 jobs were added that month, and the national unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent. That's the lowest it's been since the economic downturn hit in 2008. But while more people continue...
  • Stocks plunge on dollar's strength, possible rise in interest rates

     Stocks plunge on dollar's strength, possible rise in interest rates
    You might think one of the strongest unemployment rates in years would be viewed as good news for the stock market. But with investors used to coddling from the Federal Reserve, the relatively low 5.5 percent unemployment rate released last week, has...
  • How Gov. Snyder, lawmakers filled $412 million budget hole

    Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed mid-budget year bills to finalize a plan to tackle Michigan's projected $412 million shortfall in two primary funds that receive about $21 billion annually in tax revenue. The hole — $532 million in the general...
  • Target layoffs will hit 1,700, with another 1,400 jobs going unfilled

    MINNEAPOLIS Target Corp. said it was wiping out 3,100 headquarters jobs, including laying off 1,700 people, with most learning their fate Tuesday. The company Tuesday morning elaborated for the first time on a plan announced last week to eliminate...
  • Target to lay off 1,700 workers

    Target to lay off 1,700 workers
    Retailer Target Corp. said Tuesday that it would lay off about 1,700 employees and close 1,400 open positions as part of a plan to "transform" its business. The Minneapolis-based company expects to pay about $100 million in severance costs, according to...
  • Target says 1,700 to be laid off, primarily from company's headquarters

    Target says 1,700 to be laid off, primarily from company's headquarters
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. says it is laying off 1,700 workers and permanently closing out another 1,400 open positions. The announcement puts a number on last week's announcement that the company would eliminate several thousand jobs as part...
  • Obama calls for effort to boost high-tech training, hiring

    Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama on Monday called on employers, educational institutions and local governments to develop a home grown high technology workforce that could help drive up higher-income...
  • Target says 1,700 to be laid off

    Target says 1,700 to be laid off
    Target Corp. says it is laying off 1,700 workers and permanently closing out another 1,400 open positions. The announcement puts a number on last week's announcement that the company would eliminate several thousand jobs as part of a restructuring aimed...
  • State jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent in January

    The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than six years in January as the state gained an estimated 2,600 jobs. The office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Tuesday that the January jobless rate of 5.1 percent...
  • Allied Insurance cutting 140 Lincoln jobs in a few years

    Allied Insurance is giving employees lots of notice about job cutbacks at its regional office in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1wVQwcW ) that 140 jobs will be eliminated in claims and customer service between 2017 and 2020....
  • Florida ranks fourth-lowest in unemployment benefits

    Florida ranks fourth-lowest in unemployment benefits
    A new report by Florida International University asserts that states like Florida that have dramatically tightened eligibility for unemployment insurance are seeing the biggest drops in the jobless receiving any benefits at all. The conclusion from FIU's...