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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate holds at 8.1%

    This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. California's economy added 11,800 net new jobs in March, a meager showing after robust gains the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Although the Golden State...
  • Fed's Rosengren calls for more explicit rates guidance

    BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should "explicitly" state that it will keep interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within one year of reaching the central bank's employment and inflation goals, a top Fed policymaker said on...
  • Southland newspaper publisher expands with debut of L.A. Register

     Southland newspaper publisher expands with debut of L.A. Register
    Commuters at Union Station in downtown L.A. got an early look Wednesday at the first edition of the Los Angeles Register. A small group of reporters and editors wearing T-shirts stating "A New Voice in L.A." handed out copies to commuters emerging...
  • House Passes UTC Deal For $400 Million In Tax Breaks

    HARTFORD — A deal to give United Technologies Corp. up to $400 million in state tax breaks over five years cruised through the House Thursday despite questions about a taxpayer giveaway benefiting only Connecticut's largest private employer. The...
  • Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level

    Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level
    Initial jobless claims over the previous month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly...
  • Anthony Orlando: Financial regulation would stimulate economy

    On Wednesday, in her first speech on monetary policy, Janet Yellen, the new Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, pointed out a discouraging paradox: In recent years, private-sector forecasters have been surprisingly accurate at forecasting changes in the...
  • Jobless claims, factory data put some shine on economy

    Jobless claims, factory data put some shine on economy
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for jobless benefits hovered near their pre-recession levels last week and manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, suggesting an upswing in economic activity after a brutally cold winter. Coming on...
  • Brazil jobless rate drops in March as fewer people seek work

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's jobless rate dropped unexpectedly in March as fewer people sought jobs, highlighting a trend that has helped keep unemployment near record lows despite weak economic growth. Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate...
  • The 'race card' slur

    The Tribune published two columns on the same day about the much-derided "race card" — one from Tribune columnist John Kass, the other from Washington Post syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker. Anyone committed to truth and history will reject...
  • Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the threat now: Fed's Yellen

    Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the threat now: Fed's Yellen
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Persistently low inflation poses a more immediate threat to the U.S. economy than rising prices, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, stressing that the U.S. central bank would be delivering policy stimulus for some...
  • British unemployment plunges to five-year low, pay grows

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in the three months to February, reviving speculation the Bank of England will start raising interest rates earlier than it has signaled. Wages also caught up with inflation for the...