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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Recession in once-booming Brazil shakes up presidential race

    When presidential candidate Marina Silva takes to the stump, she shares compelling details of her life story: rising from abject poverty in the Amazon to become a senator with an advanced degree in psychoanalysis. But just as often these days, Silva...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended...
  • Hampton contractor pleads guilty to fraud

    NEWPORT NEWS — A Hampton businessman who recently pleaded guilty to failing to abide by federal wage standards wound up in federal court in Newport News Thursday to plead guilty to a new set of federal charges. David L. Merryman, owner of Merryman...
  • September job cuts up for month, but down so far this year

    September job cuts up for month, but down so far this year
    Florida employers announced 915 job cuts in September, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. So far this year, Florida has had 16,729 planned layoffs. Job cuts were up slightly during the month compared to September 2013 when...
  • Unemployment drops below 6%

    Unemployment drops below 6%
    The Obama administration yelped for joy with news that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent in September, the first time it was below 6 percent since 2008 ... UGI is happy too after J.D. Power ranked the utility tops in customer satisfaction...
  • Unemployment rate falls to 6-year low

    Unemployment rate falls to 6-year low
    U.S. employers ramped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, bolstering bets the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in mid-2015. Friday's report on employment is the most significant gauge of the economy's health...
  • Economists relieved by strong jobs report but still see worrisome signs

    Economists relieved by strong jobs report but still see worrisome signs
    The strong September jobs report was a relief to economists after a surprising hiring slowdown the previous month. But there were worrisome signs in Friday’s data about wage growth and discouraged workers that showed the recovery from the Great...
  • Quinn's main foe is 'Vince Rauner,' not Bruce

    Quinn's main foe is 'Vince Rauner,' not Bruce
    Not to make too much of a reader's minor error, but this paragraph in a recent email to me sums up the Illinois governor's race perfectly: "Regardless of what we do or don't know about Vince Rauner, the fact that he's not Pat Quinn — or Michael...
  • Stocks avoid a fourth straight losses

    The stock market sputtered to an indecisive close Thursday, taking a pause after three straight days of losses. Small company stocks, which have slumped 10 percent from their early-July peak into what's known as a “correction,” recovered the...
  • No improvement in Hampton Roads jobless rate in August

    No improvement in Hampton Roads jobless rate in August
    The Hampton Roads unemployment rate for August was 6.1 percent, which was the same rate in August last year, according to Virginia Employment Commission data. The region's jobless rate rose from 5.8 percent in July, but the numbers haven't been adjusted...
  • ECB's Draghi says rise of Euroskeptism is understandable

    NAPLES Italy (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday it was quite understandable that Euroskepticism was growing in the European Union given that the economy was weak. At a news conference in Italy after the ECB had held...