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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Lake's unemployment rate increases to 6.9 percent

    Sputtering along might be an apt description of Lake's employment situation. The jobless rate took another downward turn in July, falling to 6.9 percent from 6.4 percent in June, according to the latest figures from the state Department of Economic...
  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year." Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
  • Help Wanted: Quitting endangers unemployment benefits

    DEAR CARRIE: I lost my job as a manager after 14 years. I put in a claim for unemployment benefits and started receiving them. In the meantime a former co-worker told me about a restaurant job. I called and was hired over the phone. I jumped right in even...
  • U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market

    U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...
  • Cisco Systems to cut 6,000 jobs

    SAN JOSE, Calif. In what has become almost an annual ritual, computer networking and communications colossus Cisco Systems on Wednesday said it is laying off thousands of employees as it struggles with sluggish sales and a range of fierce competitors....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Bank Of America Provides Internships

    Michael Edwards, Eva Maher, Zak Sayah, recent graduates of the Classical Magnet School, Angelica Torres-Maldonado, a recent graduate of The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Makeda Barr-Brown, a rising senior at the Sport and Medical Sciences...
  • End of the Wirtschaftswunder? Germany's sudden slowdown

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The German soccer team's romp to victory in last month's World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the country's emergence as a confident global economic power. But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil...
  • Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie Talk 'Today' - And The NBC Morning Show's Tomorrow

    Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie have an easygoing rapport. He teases her about the gender of her expected child. She makes fun of the way he decorates his wall of his dressing room. And while the relationship seems genuine, it's also required: Millions of...