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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • California added 29,400 jobs in February; jobless rate falls to 6.7%

    California added 29,400 jobs in February; jobless rate falls to 6.7%
    California's labor market continued to gain strength in February as employers in the state added 29,400 workers. The unemployment rate slipped to 6.7% — its lowest level in nearly seven years — down from 8% in February of last year,...
  • Ask Amy: Grad school acceptance brings on new test

     Ask Amy: Grad school acceptance brings on new test
    Dear Amy: I am currently hearing back from graduate schools I applied to this winter. (I live with my parents.) Last week I found out I was accepted to a great school that was offering me a full-tuition merit scholarship. I was very excited and wanted...
  • Ohio reports 5.1 percent unemployment rate for February

    The state says Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February, unchanged from the previous two months. Friday's report from the state's Department of Job and Family Services shows Ohio had 291,000 unemployed workers in February, down about 2,000...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings lays off staff

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings lays off staff
    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings laid off an unspecified number of employees Thursday The company would not say how many, and no notice of layoffs had been posted on the state of Florida’s website as of Thursday evening. In response to a query...
  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes

    Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes
    Transit officials Wednesday laid out a grim scenario of service cuts on buses and trains, fare increases, layoffs and commuters returning to their cars in droves as early as summer if lawmakers approve Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut nearly $170 million...
  • Pennsylvania payrolls recover jobs lost in recession

    Payrolls in Pennsylvania hit a record high in February, recovering all the jobs lost in the recession, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Payrolls grew by about 13,000 last month to hit a record just shy...
  • Citizens express concerns about closing school, increasing class sizes in Hampton schools

    Citizens express concerns about closing school, increasing class sizes in Hampton schools
    Ten people spoke at Wednesday's public hearing on the Hampton City Schools proposed budget for next school year at Jones Middle School, with six expressing concerns about the possible closing of Tarrant Elementary School and increased class sizes....
  • Weekly jobless claims stay below 300,000, showing strong labor market

    Weekly jobless claims stay below 300,000, showing strong labor market
    Initial jobless claims remained steady last week at just under 300,000, indicating a strong labor market after a late February increase raised concerns that conditions were weakening. About 291,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • State unemployment rate fell in snowy February

    The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped two-tenths of a point to stand below 5 percent in February, a month in which the region was clobbered with record snowfall, the state's labor office reported Thursday. Preliminary estimates showed a loss...
  • Fed redefines the unemployment range it considers acceptable

    The Federal Reserve was in a tough spot: The February U.S. unemployment rate of 5.5 percent is right where the Fed had been saying inflation would likely start to accelerate. Yet inflation remains even lower than the Fed wants it to be. So on Wednesday,...
  • Wisconsin private-sector job growth lags national average

    Wisconsin added jobs at half the national average, ranking it 40th in private-sector job growth for the 12-month period that ended in September, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state has lagged the...