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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Pension reform already 'a thing'

    Pension reform already 'a thing'
    Pension reform does not have to be a zero-sum game: cut critical services or fund pensions. In fact, local governments and their employees already have resolved many funding concerns and cut back on expenses to save taxpayers money and future risk,...
  • Murders spike in Newark, N.J.

    Murders spike in Newark, N.J.
    NEWARK, N.J. — At a time when murder rates in most U.S. cities are dropping, Newark's mayor has pledged to combat a spike in killings in New Jersey's largest city with a mix of tough enforcement and long-term social approaches. After 11 separate...
  • Job growth slowing in California but incomes rising, Chapman says

    California consumers are feeling good and earning more, even though job growth is slowing, according to a new economic forecast from Chapman University. Employers in the state are still adding jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country. But...
  • Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says

    Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says
    American companies added 208,000 net new jobs in November, posting another solid though slightly disappointing month of labor market gains, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was down from an upwardly revised 233,000...
  • More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois

     More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois
    More than 200 employees of Banco Popular in Rosemont will lose their jobs at the end of the year as the bank closes its back-office operations after selling its branches to First Midwest Bancorp earlier this year. Banco Popular disclosed the layoffs of...
  • State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'

    State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'
    After witnessing the effects of oral cancer on his parents, Matthew Kim knew he wanted to do something to spare others from the pain and disfigurement associated with this potentially life-threatening disease. His mother endured multiple surgeries and...
  • RBS Layoffs Last Chapter In Toxic Asset History

    The final layoffs of workers in mortgage-backed securities at RBS are small — just 30 people in Stamford, according to a filing with the state. But for RBS, this is the final chapter for a class of asset that imploded in 2007, leading to the...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago

     Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago
    Ryan Wojcik is in high spirits heading into the holidays. He is in a new city, has several promising job prospects on the horizon, and is in a better financial position than he was a few years ago, when he graduated from Purdue University with a...
  • Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

    Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another
    The budget deficit and the detention centers are about the only things growing in this economically depressed high-desert city. Amid the tumbleweeds on the edge of town, construction crews are adding 650 beds at a privately run detention facility for...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...