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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Florida jobless rate stuck at 5.7 percent; local rates rise

    Florida jobless rate stuck at 5.7 percent; local rates rise
    Florida’s unemployment rate in January was stuck at 5.7 percent, the same as December, while local jobless rates rose in January. The statewide rate matches the U.S. rate for January, according to a state announcement Tuesday morning. Compared...
  • Best Buddies helps place intellectually disabled people into competitive jobs

    Best Buddies helps place intellectually disabled people into competitive jobs
    Seyfarth Shaw, one of the city's largest law firms, occupies nine floors of a skyscraper at 131 S. Dearborn St. Shalonda Sanders is responsible for picking up and delivering packages on each of them, plus keeping certain areas clean. It is a job she...
  • New Jersey unemployment rate steady at 6.3 percent

    Newly released numbers show New Jersey's unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent in January as more people in the state found work and more looked for jobs. Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 4.26 million residents had jobs...
  • Target layoffs will hit 1,700, with another 1,400 jobs going unfilled

    MINNEAPOLIS Target Corp. said it was wiping out 3,100 headquarters jobs, including laying off 1,700 people, with most learning their fate Tuesday. The company Tuesday morning elaborated for the first time on a plan announced last week to eliminate...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ As Fed weighs a rate hike, US economy is looking a bit paler Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening U.S. job market, its task is getting more complicated: Several key sectors of the...
  • Maryland added 500 jobs in January

    Maryland added 500 jobs in January
    Maryland employers added 500 jobs in January, a marginal gain dragged down by losses in the leisure and hospitality industry, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday. But economists said they want to see how the state does in coming months...
  • Lehigh Valley gains jobs

    Lehigh Valley gains jobs
    The Lehigh Valley's labor market kicked off the new year in style. Though the Valley lost 1,200 jobs from the previous month, it gained 4,900 from January 2014, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. That...
  • Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments last year

    Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a...
  • Florida's unemployment rate remained flat in January

    Florida's unemployment rate is staying flat. New numbers released Tuesday show that the state's unemployment rate for January was 5.7 percent. That's unchanged from revised figures for December. The state's unemployment rate is now slightly higher...
  • Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January

    Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January
    Unemployment rates fell in 24 states in January and rose in just eight, the latest evidence that hiring is strong across the country. The Labor Department says jobless rates were unchanged in 18 and in Washington, D.C. North Dakota has the nation's...
  • Five things for Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Five things for Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: Orlando trying out composting; lawmakers want jobless-benefits systems fixed; massive live oak could fall to development; Tim Tebow tries out for NFL team. 1. The city of Orlando is distributing...