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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: June housing starts and building permits, weekly jobless claims, Illinois unemployment,  Bloomberg consumer comfort index Local earnings: Dover Corp., Hub Group, PrivateBancorp Inc., Taylor Capital, W.W. Grainger Inc. Other earnings: Baker...
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs

    Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs
    Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its workforce, as it halves the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims down other operations. The downsizing is the largest in the Seattle-based company's...
  • June Good Month for Hiring in Connecticut

    Connecticut's employers added 1,700 jobs in June, a little faster than the average growth since the beginning of the jobs recovery in February 2010. In some segments, hiring was quite strong, as business confidence rises. "In our world, in the...
  • New graduates need to be ready for when jobs return

    As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search. The task before them is not an easy one. There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
  • More than 1,000 flock to Allentown arena job fair

    More than 1,000 flock to Allentown arena job fair
    As the hum of arena construction pierced the lunchtime atmosphere Thursday in downtown Allentown, the line of people hoping to work at the PPL Center stretched for more than two blocks. Ferdinand Fowler of 14th Street, Allentown, squinted as he looked...
  • Consumers are padding their checking accounts

    Consumers are padding their checking accounts
    With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. The defensive stance, uncharacteristic of previous periods of low inflation and an improving...
  • California adds 24,000 jobs in June, surpassing pre-recession peak

    California's unemployment rate dipped to 7.4% in June, a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday showed that California added more than 24,000 jobs...
  • Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs

    A Gallup poll found that 35% of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job -- one with a higher wage. That may not seem like much, but the July reading is the highest since December 2007, the start of the Great Recession, and a little...
  • Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises

    Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises
    Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday. Maryland...
  • Unemployment rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

    Unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale ticked up last month with educational and health services reporting the largest cutbacks across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report. The jobless rates increased by 0.2% in both cities,...
  • Rauner, Quinn and your taxes

    Rauner, Quinn and your taxes
    On Thursday, Bruce Rauner came a long way toward answering the many voices — this page included — that had criticized his gossamer-thin proposals for reviving Illinois' economy and governance. The Republican candidate for governor issued his...