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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Janet Yellen says no 'simple recipe' for Fed on interest rate hikes

    Resisting pressure to more quickly tighten monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in...
  • Insight: Brazil's slump hits job market as election approaches

    SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Many of Brazil's biggest retailers, homebuilders and carmakers are cutting jobs as Latin America's largest economy teeters on the edge of recession, a fresh blow to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid. For years, low...
  • U.S. labor market less flexible than in 1990, economists warn

    U.S. labor market less flexible than in 1990, economists warn
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. labor market has become steadily less dynamic since 1990, with workers seemingly locked into particular jobs and a more sluggish process of job creation and destruction in the private sector, according to research to...
  • Great Recession's damage to U.S. labor market was typical: paper

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The deep recession of 2007-2009 dealt no more permanent damage to the U.S. labor market than other recent downturns, according to a research paper prepared for a central banking conference that disputed the notion it left...
  • Illinois is losing jobs because of fracking delays

    Illinois is losing jobs because of fracking delays
    When the General Assembly started drafting a bill two years ago to allow for fracking, international firm Kimmeridge Energy hired 65 people to work on land acquisition here. Rock formations of New Albany Shale throughout jobs-starved southern Illinois...
  • Full text of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks on labor markets at Jackson Hole

    Aug 22 (Reuters) - - Following is the full text of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks on labor markets as prepared for delivery at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's Jackson Hole conference. "In the five years since the end of the Great...
  • Violence in Ferguson, and the race divide in the U.S.

    A poll and a set of charts both say something important about the situation in Ferguson and around the country. The poll shows the divide between black and white reaction to the shooting, and the charts map the different worlds most white and black...
  • Ad Watch: Pennsylvania governor's race

    THE RACE: Pennsylvania governor. THE CANDIDATES: Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf. THE AD: "Behind" is a 30-second television commercial paid for by PA Families First, a special interest group tied to the Democratic Governor's...
  • Quinn administration lays off 58 at transportation agency amid hiring controversy

    Quinn administration lays off 58 at transportation agency amid hiring controversy
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration laid off 58 workers Thursday in the state’s transportation agency as part of an effort to settle an ongoing controversy over political patronage. The move announced by newly appointed...
  • No: Amnesty decree would hurt blacks: Front Burner

    In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill. Appealing to the royalty of the establishment civil-rights community — including Dennis Courtland Hayes,...
  • Fairfield County Makes Top 15 As Hot Spot For Young Professionals

    Fairfield County is the 12th best urban area for young professionals, according to a new ranking from Forbes Magazine — a better spot to live than Boston, New York or Washington, D.C. The magazine, which last ranked cities for young professionals...