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  • End of the Wirtschaftswunder? Germany's sudden slowdown

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The German soccer team's romp to victory in last month's World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the country's emergence as a confident global economic power. But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil...
  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...
  • Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low

    Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels. Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Bank Of America Provides Internships

    Michael Edwards, Eva Maher, Zak Sayah, recent graduates of the Classical Magnet School, Angelica Torres-Maldonado, a recent graduate of The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Makeda Barr-Brown, a rising senior at the Sport and Medical Sciences...
  • July unemployment rate 6.2%, unchanged from June

    July unemployment rate 6.2%, unchanged from June
    Florida's unemployment rate in July remained unchanged from June's 6.2 percent as job creation throughout the state cooled, officials said Friday. Over the month, the state lost 1,600 jobs, a decrease of less than 0.1 percent. That's a marked change...
  • In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'

     In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'
    You may have heard about the Gallup poll that makes Illinois sound like a horror movie scene in which panicked townspeople flee. Half our state's residents would move elsewhere if they could. The top reason cited: "work/business-related." Polls and...
  • Illinois unemployment rate drop mostly good news

     Illinois unemployment rate drop mostly good news
    It's a pity that last week's good economic news for Illinois arrived during a heated campaign for governor so we can't simply have a nonpartisan moment of enjoyment. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in July, according to the...
  • Fairfield County's Strength Drives State's Job Recovery

    Fairfield County has been Connecticut's jobs engine for the past year, with a growth rate of 2.3 percent, nearly four times faster than the statewide pace. Connecticut employers added 2,400 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of job growth...
  • California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July

    California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July
    California added more than 27,000 jobs in July, marking another month of continued employment growth outpacing the nation. Employment Development Department data released Friday showed that the state's unemployment rate remained flat at 7.4%, but...
  • Illinois unemployment rate drops to 6.8%

    Illinois unemployment rate drops to 6.8%
    Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in July, the lowest rate since late 2008, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. July's unemployment rate was a significant drop from June, when Illinois' unemployment rate...
  • Job market slack keeping a lid on U.S. wage growth: Fed paper

    (Reuters) - Slackness in the labor market is keeping U.S. wages from rising, according to research published by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank on Friday. Average real wages would have risen 0.5 percentage point to 1 percentage point higher in June...