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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow

    Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. finished its best year of job growth since 1999 with brisk hiring and a drop in unemployment last month, but there's little indication that workers will start seeing wages go up much any time soon. Employers, led by...
  • Unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent, but wages stagnate

    WASHINGTON Strong December hiring reported by the government Friday stamped an exclamation mark on the best performance in 15 years for job creation. Despite an unemployment rate that fell to 5.6 percent last month, however, the wages of millions of...
  • Free money? Bigger, better EITC is as close as it gets

    Free money? Bigger, better EITC is as close as it gets
    If you're among the tens of thousands of Central Florida workers planning to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit this year, there's good news: It will be both easier to qualify and more generous in how much money you get back. The EITC, a federal...
  • Teen retailer Wet Seal files for Ch. 11 protection in effort to keep head above water

    The Wet Seal Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to keep its remaining teen clothing stores open. The announcement Friday comes a little over a week after the chain said that it was closing 338 stores, or about two-thirds...
  • Amenta Emma Says Construction Growing Healthily

    Amenta Emma Says Construction Growing Healthily
    HARTFORD — After recessions, architects are like crocuses. When developers, governments or nonprofits hire architects, it's what they call a leading economic indicator — those contracts will result in workers in hard hats with paychecks many...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France Scores of heavily armed police stormed the suburban Paris hideout of two al-Qaida-linked suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine slayings and shot them dead as they attempted to escape in a hail of automatic weapon fire, French...
  • California economy surpasses Brazil's

    California is overtaking Brazil as the world's seventh-largest economy, bolstered by rising employment, home values and personal and corporate income, a year after the nation's most-populous state surpassed Russia and Italy. The Golden State, with an...
  • Waterbury Hospital To Cut Workforce By 80 Full-Time Jobs

    Waterbury Hospital To Cut Workforce By 80 Full-Time Jobs
    Waterbury Hospital had warned for weeks that layoffs were imminent after a deal fell through to sell the ailing hospital to a Texas chain, and, on Thursday, gave a first glimpse of its plans to cut costs. The hospital said it will reduce its workforce...
  • It's not the economy, it's the politicians

    Like last year at this time, many states are opening their legislative sessions with revenues pouring in faster than expected. In Florida, a $1 billion annual surplus is projected. A similar size surplus is projected in Minnesota for their two-year...
  • Hampton expecting less aid from state budget

    Officials here feel the once symbiotic relationship the city had with the General Assembly is turning parasitic. City Council members and staff spent about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon lamenting recent state aid reductions. For the upcoming fiscal year,...
  • End of holiday season boosts applications for US jobless aid, but long-term trend is positive

    The end of the holiday shopping season led to more Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week, raising the number of applications to an 18-week high. Still, the number remains near historically low levels. The Labor Department said Thursday that...