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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Instant View: July U.S. job growth above 200K, below expectations

    (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while. KEY POINTS: *...
  • Fed's Fisher, Plosser push for earlier rate hike

    Fed's Fisher, Plosser push for earlier rate hike
    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two top Federal Reserve officials known for their hawkish policy views said Friday they believed the U.S. economy was ready for interest rate hikes sooner than many expect, with one saying he thought rate hikes...
  • Chinese employees at Microsoft's Nokia arm protest mass layoffs

    BEIJING (Reuters) - "Hundreds" of Chinese employees at Microsoft Corp's Nokia phone business protested on Friday against mass layoffs that the U.S. tech company announced last month, according to an employee present and pictures posted on social media...
  • Dow drop: Good news at home could be to blame

    Dow drop: Good news at home could be to blame
    Believers in Goldilocks took a bite full of economic and stock market news Thursday that was too hot to swallow. Lately, investors have been lulled by the Goldilocks principle — nothing too hot or too cold. The stock market has continued rising...
  • Stocks plunge on worries about interest rate increase

    Stocks plunge on worries about interest rate increase
    Wall Street's long-running bull market got a jolt Thursday from investors increasingly worried that the improving economy will push policymakers to raise interest rates sooner than expected. Stocks have been tumbling this week, and Thursday's 317-...
  • Calif. GOP gubernatorial hopeful spends week on Fresno streets

    FRESNO, Calif. On July 21, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari stepped off a bus in downtown Fresno with $40 in his pocket and planned to spend the next week job hunting while living on the streets. His campaign project went public Thursday,...
  • Falling prices on radar as euro inflation drops again

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Annual inflation in the euro zone fell in July to its lowest since the height of the financial crisis in 2009, keeping the risk of deflation on policymakers' radar but unlikely to spur the European Central Bank into further policy...
  • U.S. wage growth picking up as labor market tightens

    U.S. wage growth picking up as labor market tightens
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labor costs recorded their biggest gain in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter and a gauge of trends in the jobs market fell to an eight-year low last week, bolstering the economy's outlook. Though economists cautioned...
  • How 'identity proofing' saved NJ millions

    WASHINGTON Just days after Harold Wirths took office as New Jersey's labor and workforce development chief in 2010, authorities uncovered a fraud case involving millions in improper unemployment insurance payments that even had a link to organized crime....
  • Initial jobless claims jump to 302,000 but remain low

    Initial jobless claims jump to 302,000 but remain low
    Initial jobless claims jumped to 302,000 last week, but have averaged their lowest level in eight years during the previous month in further evidence of a strengthening labor market. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was...
  • U.S. economic growth for second half of 2013 revised higher

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth was far stronger than previously estimated in the second half of 2013, which could help to explain a sharp drop in the unemployment rate during the period.     Gross domestic product increased at a 4.0...