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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

    U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up
    Paychecks for U.S. workers are rising at a faster pace as strong hiring in the past year has lowered the unemployment rate and increased competition for workers. The employment cost index, which tracks wages, salaries and benefits, rose 2.6 percent in...
  • Eurozone period of falling prices ends in April

    Well that didn't last long. The drop in consumer prices in the eurozone has come to an end after four months, easing concerns about a long-term decline that can choke the economy. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said Thursday that...
  • Farmers to city dwellers: We're all in the drought together

    Farmers to city dwellers: We're all in the drought together
    As the months have worn on, drier and drier but for the very occasional gift from above, it has been hard to avoid a looming civil war in California over a common enemy, the drought. Loosely, the battle is between ideologically and culturally opposite...
  • Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission

    Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission
    Mark Doyle saw a problem that made him mad. Veterans who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan were returning home and not finding jobs. Some were homeless, some just barely making ends meet. Doyle, a Chicago businessman who has worked for President Bill...
  • Tight state funding hits local classrooms hard

    Tight state funding hits local classrooms hard
    Money's still tight for schools years after the Great Recession — and with state support for schools barely at pre-recession levels, despite a 9 percent rise in state government revenue since then, the bite is felt most deeply in classrooms. On...
  • State's cloudy financial picture could prompt furlough days

    With the state's financial picture in flux, Evanston officials are taking some cost-cutting precautionary moves, including the possibility of reinstituting furlough days for employees later this year. City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz and Martin Lyons,...
  • Hampton Roads labor force smaller than year before

    Hampton Roads labor force smaller than year before
    Hampton Roads unemployment dipped slightly to 5.5 percent in March, but the region still lags behind the state's 4.9 percent unemployment rate. In March, 2,770 more people in the region were estimated to be employed than in February, when the...
  • Ex-Official Says Criticizing AG Jepsen, A Malloy Ally, Got Her Fired

    Ex-Official Says Criticizing AG Jepsen, A Malloy Ally, Got Her Fired
    Longtime state labor relations chief Linda J. Yelmini says that her abrupt firing, two weeks after the Nov. 4 election, was a delayed retaliation for her public criticism nine months earlier of Attorney General George Jepsen, a friend and political ally...
  • Jepsen: Union Layoff Case Was Hurt By Rowland's 'Animus'

    Jepsen: Union Layoff Case Was Hurt By Rowland's 'Animus'
    HARTFORD — A law firm representing ex-Gov. John G. Rowland agreed to a legal stipulation which acknowledged that the "driving force" behind Rowland's layoff of 2,500 state workers in 2003 was his "animus" toward unionized employees, state Attorney...
  • Business events scheduled for Thursday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday: WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON —...
  • Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted

    Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted
    To save millions of dollars in compensation and ease streamlining of store operations on base, Department of Defense officials are weighing a plan to convert the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to a non-appropriated fund activity, which could reduce...