RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Unemployment and Layoffs

A collection of news and information related to Unemployment and Layoffs published by this site and its partners.

Top Unemployment and Layoffs Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Complains About How Jobless Rate Is Calculated

    Years ago while working in the manufacturing industry, I was responsible for estimating and business forecasting. It was challenging but rewarding. There was one aspect of the job, however, that was frustrating. Periodically I was asked to develop...
  • Virginian-Pilot layoffs will reduce its newsroom staff from 137 to about 105

    Virginian-Pilot layoffs will reduce its newsroom staff from 137 to about 105
    The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that, through layoffs and attrition, its newsroom will be reduced from 137 to about 105 employees by the end of the year. This most recent cut will leave the newsroom with less than half of the 248 employees it had in...
  • Kmart in Winter Springs closes, lays off 69

    Kmart in Winter Springs closes, lays off 69
    Kmart is closing its Winter Springs store, 1425 Tuskawilla Road, and laying off 69 employees. Company spokesman Howard Riefs said in an email the store would remain open through the Christmas holiday, and close in mid-January. A liquidation sale will...
  • Chapter 11: The Digital Age Takes Hold Post 9/11

    Chapter 11: The Digital Age Takes Hold Post 9/11
    On a clear September morning in 2001, the world changed. The 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington changed the way that America looked at safety, security and its role in the world. As the first of the two World Trade Center towers fell, and...
  • Turner Broadcasting Ends a Tough Week of Write-Downs, Layoffs and Exec Uncertainty

    The big news from HBO at Time Warner's investor meeting Wednesday overshadowed another surprise announcement that Turner Broadcasting would take a $400 million write-down on programming expenditures. Turner execs didn't elaborate on the specific shows...
  • California loses 9,800 jobs in September but jobless rate falls to 7.3%

    California officials said employers in the state cut their payrolls by 9,800 jobs last month, a drop that baffled economists, who say the figure belies the underlying strength of the state's economy. Experts widely viewed the disappointing jobs...
  • South Africa's economic doldrums heighten disillusionment with ANC

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will have his work cut out at next week's budget to try and reassure disillusioned South Africans that the government still has gas in its tank to pull the economy out of the doldrums. Twenty...
  • California unemployment rate drops to 7.3% in September

    California's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in September -- the lowest in more than six years -- though the total number of jobs declined by 9,800 last month, according to state data. The small one-month dip in state jobs comes after months of steady...
  • Florida unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent

    Florida unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's unemployment rate for September fell to 6.1 percent, a drop of 0.2 percentage points from August and the lowest it has been since June 2008, state officials said Friday. Florida's drop mirrors the federal dip in...
  • Unemployment declines in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Unemployment declines in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    There was more good news for South Florida's job market in September, with unemployment in Broward and Palm Beach counties declining to 5.2 percent and 6 percent, respectively, the state said Friday. The rates are well below a year ago, when Broward's...
  • Lake unemployment rate falls to 6.2 percent in September

    Lake's jobless rate dropped noticeably in September — to 6.2 percent from 6.8 percent in August. It's good news, to be sure, but Lake's rate is still higher than the overall Metro Orlando rate of 5.6 percent, which was down from 6.6 percent a year...