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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report

    Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report
    The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading. The...
  • Factbox: Yellen, future tightening in spotlight as U.S. Fed meets

    By Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to chop another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases at a meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday but make few, if any, other concrete policy moves. Given the lack of drama,...
  • Risk of depression is nearly twice as high for unemployed Americans

    Unemployment takes a significant toll on the mental health of workers, especially those who have been out of their jobs for at least 27 weeks – what the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers the “long-term unemployed.” The longer a...
  • California job growth beats rest of U.S., UCLA Anderson Forecast says

    California job growth beats rest of U.S., UCLA Anderson Forecast says
    Job growth in much of California has outpaced the national average over the last year, signaling a continued economic rebound for the state in the coming years, according to the quarterly UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday. Economists with UCLA&...
  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
  • Motorola Solutions employees being notified of layoffs

    Motorola Solutions employees being notified of layoffs
    Motorola Solutions confirmed it is laying off an unspecified number of employees this year as part of a previously announced plan to reduce global costs by $200 million.  The Schaumburg-based company said employees would be notified this week. The...
  • State lawmakers respond to income inequality

    WASHINGTON The two U.S. counties with the worst income inequality couldn't be more different. No. 1 is Manhattan. The second is a rural Native American reservation in North Dakota. The two illustrate how widely inequality is spread around the country,...
  • Ad campaign shines light on long-term unemployed

    Ad campaign shines light on long-term unemployed
    A new ad campaign is highlighting the plight of the long term unemployed in the Chicago area.  “Faces of the unemployed” launched earlier this month aims to eliminate the stigma for job seekers who’ve been unemployed for more than 27...
  • Dozens at O.C. Register apply for buyouts as layoffs at newspaper loom

    Dozens at O.C. Register apply for buyouts as layoffs at newspaper loom
    Dozens of veteran journalists have applied for voluntary buyouts at the Orange County Register, and those who haven't are bracing for layoffs in the latest sign that the daily paper's expansion is faltering. Register owner Aaron Kushner told a somber...
  • Florida tops the list of most stressed-out states

    Florida tops the list of most stressed-out states
    For many people Florida is a place to kick back, relax and leave worries behind, but for the millions of people who live in the Sunshine State year-round, things aren't always that easy. Real estate blog Movoto gathered data to determine which state's...
  • Sony names Nicole Seligman president of entertainment division

    Sony names Nicole Seligman president of entertainment division
    Sony Corp. executive Nicole Seligman has been given an expanded role at the company, taking on the new position of president of Sony Entertainment. Seligman will oversee the finance, human resources, legal and corporate communications functions of Sony'...