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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Unemployment rate falls a notch in jobs report

    Employers added a disappointing 142,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate ticked down a notch, the government said Friday in a jobs report that undershot expectations. The number of jobs added was well below the average monthly rate of 212,000...
  • U.S. interest rates are too high: Fed's Kocherlakota

    HELENA Mont. (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official on Thursday said he believes U.S. interest rates are too high, and had no "good answer" when asked why the Fed is reducing its efforts to push borrowing costs down. "Interest rates are not low...
  • OBITUARY-Nothing taboo for Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs

    By Bill Trott Sept 4 (Reuters) - Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said....
  • U.S. private sector hiring slows; trade deficit at 6-month low

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies hired fewer workers than expected in August, but the trend in job growth remained consistent with a sturdy economic performance in the third quarter. That view was reinforced by other data on Thursday showing only...
  • Slow wage growth threatens California economic recovery, report finds

    Slow wage growth threatens California economic recovery, report finds
    California’s economic recovery has featured a growing share of lower-wage jobs, raising concerns about the opportunities for middle-class workers hit hard by the Great Recession, a new analysis finds. The California Budget Project, a nonprofit...
  • Private sector adds 204,000 net new jobs in August, ADP reports

    Private sector adds 204,000 net new jobs in August, ADP reports
    Private-sector job growth slowed a bit last month, but employers still added a fairly strong 204,000 net new positions, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday. The figure was a drop from July's downwardly revised 212,000 and below...
  • Pat Quinn's minimum wage gimmick

    Pat Quinn's minimum wage gimmick
    To commemorate the state of affairs in the Illinois governor's race, tonight's dinner will be saltine crackers dunked in tap water. Sad trombone, please. Don't feel sorry for me. I have cabernet on standby. If you must pull a violin bow, do it for...
  • Job training program aims to match workers with careers for the public good

    WASHINGTON Chris Fering has had what a savvy resume might describe as an eclectic and peripatetic career. He has worked with disabled group-home residents in Iowa, sold financial investments in Chicago, was an account executive for several Seattle...
  • Warner Bros. Offers Buyouts to Employees, Layoffs Possible

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. is offering buyouts to an unspecified number of employees across all divisions in an effort to cut costs. The studio's new corporate communications chief Dee Dee Myers, whose first day on the job was Tuesday,...
  • Employment becomes Job 1 for Central Florida nonprofits

    Employment becomes Job 1 for Central Florida nonprofits
    When Mark Wermuth first went to the nonprofit Community Food & Outreach Center in Orlando, he was homeless, on food stamps and just starting a 12-step program for alcoholism. A little more than a year later, the 55-year-old is sober, renting an...
  • Worried EU leaders call jobs, growth summit for October

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders are set to hold an emergency summit on promoting growth and jobs in October at the suggestion of Italy, highlighting their concerns over the fragile economic recovery in the 28-country bloc. "In recent weeks...