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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories

    Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories
    Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said Friday it will lay off 600 workers at four Midwest agricultural-equipment factories, including two in Illinois, because of declining demand for its products. The plants are in Moline and...
  • California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flat

    California adds more than 27,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flat
    California added more than 27,000 jobs in July, but the state unemployment rate remained flat at 7.4% as the size of the labor force shrank slightly from last month's estimates. The data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota: a 'mistake' to raise rates too soon

    BRAINERD Minn. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should not make the mistake of exiting from its super-easy monetary policy too soon, a top Fed official said on Friday, warning of the risk of a downward drift in inflation that could choke the U.S. recovery....
  • July's unemployment rises to 5.7 percent in Broward, 6.6 percent in Palm

    July's unemployment rises to 5.7 percent in Broward, 6.6 percent in Palm
    Broward's unemployment rose in July to 5.7 percent from 5.2 percent in June while Palm Beach County's climbed to 6.6 percent from 6.1 percent in June, the state said Friday. This is the second month in a row that the rates have risen in Broward; Palm...
  • SEC is investigating bid by Valeant and Bill Ackman for Allergan

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the way a Canadian pharmaceutical company and activist investor Bill Ackman have tried to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine. Word of the investigation came less than a week after Allergan sued...
  • 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...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall as economy strengthens

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week, indicating the labor market is strengthening. Applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 from to the prior week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.  Economists had expected new...
  • Local Congressman Hears from Unemployed

    ENFIELD — The federal law that governs about $6.2 billion in job training funds, job programs for disadvantaged youth, and support for job seekers was revised last month. It's not entirely clear how those revisions will be implemented, but Tuesday,...
  • Yen slips on pension fund stock shift; eyes on ECB

    LONDON (Reuters) - The yen sagged on Thursday on news that Japan's public pension fund plans to increase its allocation to the domestic stock market, while the euro held steady as investors awaited details of the European Central Bank's latest outlook...
  • Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness

    Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness
    California gets an F for friendliness to small businesses, one of the worst grades in the country, according to a survey of 12,632 businesses nationwide. The survey was conducted by Thumbtack.com – an online marketplace that connects service...
  • As 6,500 workers from three A.C. casinos await word on layoffs, a wider area braces for economic disaster

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. The fallout over mass layoffs from three potential casino closings next month could have a severe impact on the New Jersey Shore economy, as those whose livelihoods depend on a thriving casino industry brace for the worst. Local...