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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Unemployment rate for black Americans at 7-year low

    Black Americans made strides in the job market in June, with their unemployment rate reaching its lowest level in seven years. The black unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, the best showing since a 9.4 percent reading in June 2008. Despite the...
  • Central Florida court clerks strive to weather cutbacks without slashing services

    Central Florida court clerks strive to weather cutbacks without slashing services
    Central Florida clerks of court are struggling to ward off furloughs, layoffs and diminished services as they weather a 5 percent spending reduction that has forced jurisdictions elsewhere into major cutbacks. The budget pinch struck clerks offices...
  • Employers add 223,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3%

    Employers add 223,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3%
    U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest...
  • Hampton Roads unemployment worse than nation in May

    Hampton Roads unemployment worse than nation in May
    Hampton Roads had an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent in May -- higher than the national rate of 5.3 percent, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission numbers. The region's unemployment rate increased from 5 percent in April and isn't much...
  • Wages shrink for state's middle-income workers

    Wages shrink for state's middle-income workers
    California's job market is among the fastest-growing in the nation, and the state's unemployment rate is at one of its the lowest levels in seven years. But the state's middle-income earners continued to see their wages decline in 2014, according to new...
  • City Council president says L.A. lacks a strategy for creating jobs

    City Council president says L.A. lacks a strategy for creating jobs
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said Wednesday that the critics were right: City Hall lacks a comprehensive strategy for attracting new jobs. With the region emerging from a recession that dramatically upended the city's finances, Wesson...
  • What we can learn from the Greek debt crisis

    No matter how it eventually is resolved, the problem in Greece is clear. Its government spent decades making promises it could not honor. It offered pensions to be paid with taxes -- and then never collected the taxes to make good on the payments....
  • Layoffs drop by half in Florida

    Layoffs drop by half in Florida
    Florida's private employers laid off half as many workers in June as the year before — at a time when layoffs nationally increased. Employers in Florida cut 636 jobs in June and 7,768 in the first half of the year, outplacement firm Challenger,...
  • Rauner turns up budget heat on Democrats

    Rauner turns up budget heat on Democrats
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sent a message to ruling Democratic lawmakers Wednesday by using his veto power to eliminate legislative pay raises as the state entered a new budget year without a spending plan in place. The move came as Democrats pushed a...
  • Debate About A $60M Unemployment Tax Waiver Is Not What It Seems

    Debate About A $60M Unemployment Tax Waiver Is Not What It Seems
    Like most Connecticut employers, state Rep. Dave Rutigliano and his partners will have to pay a surcharge of $154 per worker in January, part of the payback for federal loans to the state's unemployment insurance fund. That's on top of regular...
  • Despite Restored Cuts, Bristol Hospital Won't Bring Back Jobs

    Despite Restored Cuts, Bristol Hospital Won't Bring Back Jobs
    BRISTOL — The new state budget appears to restore millions of dollars of reimbursement reductions for Bristol Hospital, but 37 employees who were recently laid off won't be getting their jobs back, the hospital said Tuesday. "We must stay the...