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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Massachusetts unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent

    Massachusetts gained jobs for an eighth consecutive month in April while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.7 percent, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. The labor participation rate — the total number of...
  • Irish unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 9.8 percent

    Ireland's unemployment rate has fallen to 9.8 percent, the first time in six years that joblessness levels can be measured in single digits. Ireland's quarterly economic report published Thursday found that unemployment has declined from 10.1 percent...
  • Cheap oil's unexpected harm to U.S. economy

    If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely...
  • Murphy seeks change in trade bill to boost manufacturing

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, an opponent of trade legislation now before the Senate, is seeking to change it to include a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Connecticut Democrat has offered an amendment to prohibit federal agencies from waiving...
  • Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe

    Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery. Markets were cheered, to be sure, by last week's figure showing an improvement in the eurozone's growth to 0.4 percent in the first three months of the year. Cheap oil...
  • Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights

    A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. In a town nearby, a 16-year-old boy quit school to work as a mechanic's helper because his...
  • Winners and losers in the fiscal year 2016 Oklahoma budget

    Budget negotiators for the Oklahoma House, Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin's office announced a $7.1 billion agreement Tuesday that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Here are some of the winners and losers in that budget: HEALTH...
  • Now seeking White House, Fiorina's CEO tenure was stormy

    In her quest for the Republican presidential nomination, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina boasts about her experience running Silicon Valley computer-maker Hewlett-Packard as evidence that she's "a problem solver, with a track record to prove it." What...
  • Torrington Man Took Unemployment Pay While Working, Top Prosecutor Says

    ROCKY HILL — A Torrington man who authorities said collected more than $24,000 in unemployment benefits while on the job was arrested Wednesday, according to the Chief State's Attorney's office. Christopher T. Blouin, 26, of Park Avenue was charged...
  • We must assess the meaning of Baltimore

    America cannot move forward without analyzing the meaning of what happened in Baltimore recently. It was not irrational fear that gripped the city. It was a logical response to the irrationality of the events leading to Freddie Gray's demise, beginning...
  • Why the era of college grads working at restaurants and cafes is coming to an end

    Why the era of college grads working at restaurants and cafes is coming to an end
    The era of the overeducated barista is coming to a close. In the wake of the Great Recession, the ranks of the unemployed in America doubled, reaching more than 15 million people at its peak. Competition for the few open jobs was fierce, and...