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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • March job gains of 4,000 erase Feb. decline due to weather

    State labor officials say employers added 4,000 jobs in Connecticut in March, erasing a jobs loss in the previous month blamed on the harsh winter. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.4 percent. Nationally, the jobless rate was 5.5 percent in...
  • Hartford Schools Propose $429M Budget That Cuts Dozens of Jobs

    Hartford Schools Propose $429M Budget That Cuts Dozens of Jobs
    HARTFORD — Warning that the city public schools are in a financial "perfect storm," Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez has proposed a $429.3 million education budget that eliminates 78 positions across the system, including three dozen teaching...
  • Why banks made more money last quarter

    Wall Street and Main Street gave banks a boost last quarter. Fees from corporate mergers and commissions from trading fueled profits at big financial firms. But average Americans also helped by taking out more home loans and paying off their debts....
  • Spanish official slams Greece, says time 'running out'

    Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos criticized Greece's left-wing government for its "not very coherent" approach to negotiations over its finances and economy. "We have wasted very precious time over the last three or four weeks," de Guindos said...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FORMER US CONGRESSMAN FIGHTING ETHICS CHARGES AND FINES A Florida government commission says former U.S. Rep. David Rivera broke the state ethics law while he...
  • Broward business leaders look ahead at 'State of Our County' forum

    Broward business leaders look ahead at 'State of Our County' forum
    Despite rising tourism, improving home prices and falling unemployment, community leaders say Broward County needs to look ahead to be prepared for even more growth. About 900 business, civic and community leaders gathered Friday at the Signature...
  • California adds 39,800 jobs in March; unemployment rate dips to 6.5%

    California adds 39,800 jobs in March; unemployment rate dips to 6.5%
    California employers added 39,800 jobs in March, and the state's unemployment rate fell to 6.5% -- its lowest level in seven years. The job gains last month marked nearly four years of consecutive monthly increases in California, which has seen...
  • Lake's jobless rate continues to fall, now at 5.5 percent

    Lake's unemployment rate has fallen for the second straight month and now stands at 5.5 percent, statistics released today show. March's showing is an improvement from February's rate of 5.7 percent, which was down from 6.0 percent in January. Gov. Rick...
  • Pennsylvania jobless rate rose slightly in March

    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose in March for the third straight month, as the number of jobs declined and the ranks of job-seekers increased. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday the 5.3 percent rate was up from 5.2 percent in...
  • March jobless rates drop again in Florida, Orlando area

    March jobless rates drop again in Florida, Orlando area
    The jobless rate for the Orlando metro area dropped in March to 5.1 percent, down from 5.4 percent in February. The Orlando metro area again led the state for job growth,  adding 50,200 jobs, up 4.6 percent. Orlando has been leading the state in job...
  • Despite job gains, state unemployment rate remains flat

    The latest unemployment figures show Florida's jobless rate is remaining flat, despite a gain of more than 30,000 jobs. Gov. Rick Scott announced the new employment figures Friday while visiting Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. in Miramar, which is...