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  • U.S. job openings at highest level in 14 years

    U.S. job openings at highest level in 14 years
    U.S. employers felt so secure about the economy's potential that this fall they advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years, according to the latest government data. U.S. organizations were looking to fill nearly 5 million positions available on...
  • US job openings climb to 14-year high, pointing to strong hiring ahead

    The rapid hiring that made 2014 a stellar year for job gains is showing no sign of slowing down. U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That suggests businesses are determined to...
  • Pratt & Whitney Will Furlough Workers In 2015 As Profits Decline

    Pratt & Whitney Will Furlough Workers In 2015 As Profits Decline
    Facing continuing financial challenges as it rolls out new commercial and military engines, Pratt & Whitney will furlough thousands of salaried workers for seven days next year to control costs. The engine maker's vice president of human resources said...
  • Orlando tech jobs highlighted in state job growth report

    Orlando tech jobs highlighted in state job growth report
    Friday’s release of state employment numbers showed that the Orlando area has added more jobs in the past 12 months – 46,000 – than other Florida metros. In fact, Gov. Rick Scott chose a Maitland-based tech company, Viewpost, as the...
  • 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...
  • Lake's unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in November

    Lake's unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in November
    Here's some good news at Christmastime: Lake County's jobless rate continues to move in the right direction. Down. The November rate fell to 5.8 percent from an adjusted rate in October of 6.1 percent, according to figures released today by the...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%

    California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%
    California employers added more than 90,000 jobs in November, one of state's largest monthly employment gains in more than a decade, according to federal data. The state unemployment rate dropped to 7.2%, down from 7.3% last month. That's still...
  • State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008

    State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008
    The state’s unemployment rate dipped once again in November, hitting a number it hasn’t seen in more than six years. State officials said Friday that Florida’s unemployment rate improved to 5.8 percent, matching the rate of...
  • Unemployment falls in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Unemployment falls in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    November's unemployment report on Friday brought tidings of good cheer. Florida's unemployment fell to its lowest level since the recession, with Broward County's rate at 4.8 percent and Palm Beach County's 5.2 percent, the state said Friday. Broward's...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs in November

    California adds 90,100 jobs in November
    Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November — one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades. The Golden State exited the Great Recession among the most wounded, as a...
  • Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow

    Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. finished its best year of job growth since 1999 with brisk hiring and a drop in unemployment last month, but there's little indication that workers will start seeing wages go up much any time soon. Employers, led by...