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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • 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...
  • Even with hiring up, Fed want further gains before rate hike

    After holding interest rates at record lows for more than six years, the Federal Reserve still isn't ready to start raising them. The Fed signaled Wednesday that it needs the job market to improve further and inflation to rise above low levels before...
  • City pension officials spend nearly $100,000 on trips

    City pension officials spend nearly $100,000 on trips
    Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to send a city pension director to London for a week — the latest of nearly $100,000 in travel expenses for top pension officials since 2013. The Board of Estimates authorized municipal pension...
  • Defending unions against the haters

    Defending unions against the haters
    Joining a union is the best investment a worker can make. Unions need defending, maybe more than ever, because of the attacks they face. The passage of a right-to-work law in Wisconsin and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal for union-free zones...
  • In Portuguese factory, echoes of Europe's fight for jobs

    A rusting yellow production line dangles from the ceiling of the cavernous Valadares factory, the long racks of ceramic sinks and toilets whose manufacture once provided jobs for 1,500 people gathering dust in the dim light from high windows. The...
  • Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

    Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows. At the same time, the Fed at least opened the door to a rate increase later this...
  • Va.'s unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in January

    The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate fell in January to 4.7 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down from 4.8 percent in December 2014 and down from 5.3...
  • Bank of England unanimous in keeping rates low

    Bank of England policymakers voted unanimously at their meeting this month to keep interest rates at a record low 0.5 percent even as the economy continues to expand. Minutes from the March 4-5 meeting show that with inflation at 0.3 percent,...
  • Stephen Herzenberg: Gov. Wolf's plan moves to resolve state's pension problem

    Stephen Herzenberg: Gov. Wolf's plan moves to resolve state's pension problem
    Gov. Wolf is ushering in a new political opportunity in Pennsylvania. His budget is a home run for Pennsylvanians, actually focusing on things that matter to voters — quality education, more and better jobs, government that works. Despite this new...