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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes

    Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes
    Transit officials Wednesday laid out a grim scenario of service cuts on buses and trains, fare increases, layoffs and commuters returning to their cars in droves as early as summer if lawmakers approve Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut nearly $170 million...
  • Pennsylvania payrolls recover jobs lost in recession

    Payrolls in Pennsylvania hit a record high in February, recovering all the jobs lost in the recession, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Payrolls grew by about 13,000 last month to hit a record just shy...
  • 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...
  • Fed redefines the unemployment range it considers acceptable

    The Federal Reserve was in a tough spot: The February U.S. unemployment rate of 5.5 percent is right where the Fed had been saying inflation would likely start to accelerate. Yet inflation remains even lower than the Fed wants it to be. So on Wednesday,...
  • Wisconsin private-sector job growth lags national average

    Wisconsin added jobs at half the national average, ranking it 40th in private-sector job growth for the 12-month period that ended in September, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state has lagged the...
  • Kentucky will have rural child poverty nutrition center

    The University of Kentucky will become home to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's first center assigned to tackle childhood hunger and nutrition problems in rural America, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday. USDA chose to set...
  • Applications for US jobless aid barely rose last week

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits basically held steady last week, as the job market continues to outpace broader economic growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose slightly by 1,...
  • 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...
  • 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...