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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Los Angeles County unemployment rate is unchanged at 8.1%

    Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.1% in August, according to figures released Friday. The number of Angelenos available for work rose by 5,000 people, according to the California Employment Development Department. Nearly 4.6...
  • How many layoffs at Air Products?

    Though layoffs are underway, Air Products' new CEO, Seifi Ghasemi, will leave the Trexlertown industrial gases company largely intact — for now. In a widely anticipated presentation to analysts and investors Thursday morning, Ghasemi said the...
  • Fed's Fisher: wages rise when joblessness drops below 6.1 percent

    (Reuters) - The United States could be on the verge of a worrisome surge in wages if unemployment continues its downward trend, based on research Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher presented to his colleagues at the Fed's policy-...
  • Italy's Renzi, unions clash over cuts, labor reforms

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian public sector workers on Friday announced plans for a one-day demonstration on Nov. 8 against spending cuts and a public administration overhaul as verbal sparring increased between the unions and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The...
  • California adds 44,200 jobs in August, unemployment steady at 7.4%

    California’s job market continued to expand in August as employers added 44,200 jobs – the largest boost of any state in the country. But the state’s unemployment rate didn’t budge from 7.4%, according to data released Friday...
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers

    Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained the Democrat still isn’t doing...
  • South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show

    South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show
    Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that? Didn't think so. Don't feel lonely. Few of us are seeing our incomes increase, even after five years of recovery from the Great Recession, according to...
  • State's job climate gets 2 forecasts

     State's job climate gets 2 forecasts
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained that the Democrat still isn't doing enough...
  • Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign

     Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign
    The second-to-last jobs report before the election was full of bad news. Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and Connecticut had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before, according to preliminary estimates issued Thursday by...
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again

    Illinois unemployment rate falls again
    Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in August, only a slight decrease from the month before but marking the largest year-over-year decline since 1984. The state's Department of Employment Security  said the rate represents a decline of two-...
  • Cash May Be King But Respect Is Revered

    Cash May Be King But Respect Is Revered
    It's not easy to compete with a solid raise or an end-of-the-year bonus, but that is exactly what many employers have tried their best to do. Five years after the end of the recession, hiring is picking up even in sluggish Connecticut and profits are...