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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Malloy Unveils Economic Plans

     Malloy Unveils Economic Plans
    With only two months left before the election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a package of economic proposals Monday to help small businesses in urban communities, create jobs in areas of high unemployment, and increase affordable housing. Standing...
  • State employers to lay off more than 2,000 employees in coming months

    State employers to lay off more than 2,000 employees in coming months
    Illinois employers warned they will lay off more than 2,000 employees in the coming months, according to notices filed with state regulators. Twinkie maker Hostess said it will lay off 418 people from its plant in Schiller Park, which it is closing....
  • Lawrence Summers: Supply issues could hamper the US economy

    Lawrence Summers: Supply issues could hamper the US economy
    The U.S. economy continues to operate way below estimates of its potential that were made prior to the onset of financial crisis in 2007, with a shortfall of gross domestic product now in excess of $1.5 trillion or $20,000 per family of four. Just as...
  • Contract to Cheat: A massive labor-fraud scheme, under the government's nose

    It's a widespread practice in the construction industry: Companies list workers as contractors instead of employees. Known as misclassification, it enables companies to beat competitors and cut costs, avoid state and federal taxes, and deprive workers...
  • Labor force excludes many Americans who desperately need jobs

     Labor force excludes many Americans who desperately need jobs
    An unemployed man once told me that looking for work was the hardest job he'd ever had. And here's the thing: the longer you look, the harder it gets. Bernard Stewart Prosise of West Hollywood is Exhibit A. In 2009, for the second time in five years,...
  • Weak August jobs report appears to be anomaly, analysts say

    Job growth wilted in August to 142,000, ending a six-month hiring hot streak with the worst performance of the year. But economists cautioned that it was not yet time to panic. The report from the Labor Department on Friday was a major disappointment....
  • Audit: State's handling of jobless claims hurt hundreds of thousands

    Audit: State's handling of jobless claims hurt hundreds of thousands
    California unemployment insurance workers wrongly denied hundreds of thousands of claims for jobless benefits that were overturned later on appeal by administrative judges, a new state audit concluded. As a result, those who lost their jobs were...
  • Labor Day

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer and the beginning of the school year. Beyond barbecues, picnics and back-to-school sales, the day has a greater meaning. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and according to the Labor Department, the...
  • Puerto Rico turnaround boss targets 'fair plan' for utility

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The new turnaround chief of Puerto Rico's power authority said on Friday she was targeting a "fair plan" in the restructuring of PREPA, with all options on the table but said it was too early to say if job cuts or a privatization...
  • Italy July jobless rate rises to 12.6 percent

    ROME, (Reuters) - Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose in July to 12.6 percent from 12.3 percent the previous month, data showed on Friday. July's figure was above the median estimate of 12.3 percent forecast by a Reuters survey of eight...
  • Summertime blues: August hiring disappoints

    WASHINGTON Weak August hiring reported by the government Friday was an important reminder that recent economic improvement notwithstanding, the U.S. economy continues to face numerous growth challenges. Mainstream economists had projected hiring in the...