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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

    U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge. The figures...
  • Pa. state legislators should cut their costs first

    I am a retired teacher and of course am concerned with how the Legislature's ardent desire to save public money will affect my pension. I contributed part of my salary into the pension system every year I taught, matching the funds paid in by the school...
  • Heart breaks for father's Greece, head worries for my America

    Heart breaks for father's Greece, head worries for my America
    The politicians and economists have many fine theories about what's happening in Greece, and what will happen after Sunday's big vote. Will there be more chaos? A failed state that can't pay its debts, left on its own to offer cut-rate vacations to...
  • Our nation's immigrant story trumps hate

    Our nation's immigrant story trumps hate
    It's time once again for our annual family picnic. I can hardly wait to see my fun-loving, horseshoe-tossing, force-feeding, nonstop hugging, picture-taking relatives. Many of whom are Mexican. And all of whom would rather "Apprentice" for Johnny...
  • Drexel lays off dozens of workers because of fewer students

    Drexel University has laid off "several dozen" administrative employees as a result of a new admissions policy that brought in fewer freshmen for the fall. University officials declined to specify the number of layoffs or how many vacant positions were...
  • Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans

    Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field....
  • CPS, stop blaming Springfield

    CPS, stop blaming Springfield
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials would have you think the financial catastrophe they face can be entirely blamed on a scapegoat named Springfield. "We wouldn't be here if Springfield were prioritizing education funding," CPS...
  • Obama warns against the 'you're-on-your-own economics' of 2016 Republican candidates

    Obama warns against the 'you're-on-your-own economics' of 2016 Republican candidates
    President Obama launched an effort Thursday to frame the 2016 presidential election on his terms, urging voters to be wary of Republicans who would reverse economic progress that his administration has fought hard to achieve. Obama visited Wisconsin...
  • Planned layoffs in Illinois top 2,000 jobs

     Planned layoffs in Illinois top 2,000 jobs
    Janitorial company We Clean Maintenance and Supplies plans to lay off 540 workers next month after losing a job cleaning Chicago Public Schools. Aramark, which last year took over cleaning services at CPS buildings, ended its arrangement with...
  • Allstate's IT layoffs include jobs in Northbrook

     Allstate's IT layoffs include jobs in Northbrook
    Allstate cut an unspecified number of information technology jobs, including ones in its Northbrook headquarters, sources said. Allstate "continuously reviews its operations to identify opportunities to improve business performance," Laura Strykowski, a...
  • In Wisconsin, Obama heralds 'remarkable few weeks in America'

    In Wisconsin, Obama heralds 'remarkable few weeks in America'
    Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field....