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  • Jobless rates rise in Burbank and Glendale

    Jobless rates rise in Burbank and Glendale
    Unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale rose last month with local government educational services jobs across Los Angeles County taking the biggest hit because of school summer break, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rate in...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Table: U.S. jobless claims rose in latest week

    (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless benefit claims, seasonally adjusted. Insured Unemployment Week Ended Initial Claims 4-Week Avg. Continued Claims rate (pct) 08/09/14 311,000 295,750 N/A N/A 08/02/14 290,000-R 293,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jim O'Neill: Calm in financial markets rests on faith in the Fed

    Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved. To begin with, coping with the...
  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....