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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Walker misses jobs promise by about 121,000 jobs

    Gov. Scott Walker made it only about halfway toward fulfilling his signature 2010 campaign promise — repeated in the 2012 recall — that 250,000 private sector jobs would be created over four years under his leadership. New figures released by...
  • Illinois unemployment holds steady in April at 6 percent

    Illinois unemployment holds steady in April at 6 percent
    Illinois' unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state's slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring states and more than half the country. Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Jeff Mays says at the...
  • Rhode Island unemployment rate drops to 6.1 percent

    The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in April dropped to 6.1 percent, the lowest rate in more than seven years. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday that the rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point since March and two percentage...
  • Massachusetts unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent

    Massachusetts gained jobs for an eighth consecutive month in April while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.7 percent, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. The labor participation rate — the total number of...
  • Irish unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 9.8 percent

    Ireland's unemployment rate has fallen to 9.8 percent, the first time in six years that joblessness levels can be measured in single digits. Ireland's quarterly economic report published Thursday found that unemployment has declined from 10.1 percent...
  • Cheap oil's unexpected harm to U.S. economy

    If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely...
  • Murphy seeks change in trade bill to boost manufacturing

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, an opponent of trade legislation now before the Senate, is seeking to change it to include a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Connecticut Democrat has offered an amendment to prohibit federal agencies from waiving...
  • Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe

    Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery. Markets were cheered, to be sure, by last week's figure showing an improvement in the eurozone's growth to 0.4 percent in the first three months of the year. Cheap oil...
  • Homelessness up 12% in L.A. city and county

    Homelessness up 12% in L.A. city and county
    The homeless population jumped 12% in the last two years in both the city and county of Los Angeles, driven by soaring rents, low wages and stubbornly high unemployment, according to a report released Monday. In one of the most striking findings, the...
  • Winners and losers in the fiscal year 2016 Oklahoma budget

    Budget negotiators for the Oklahoma House, Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin's office announced a $7.1 billion agreement Tuesday that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Here are some of the winners and losers in that budget: HEALTH...
  • Albany's College of Saint Rose eliminating 40 positions

    The College of Saint Rose says it's eliminating 40 positions and cutting employee-benefit and retirement packages. The private school in New York's state capital tells the Albany Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1S8XxhF ) it's making the move to address...