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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Applications for US jobless aid rise but still at low level

    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications for jobless aid overall remain low — a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month. Weekly applications rose 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000, the Labor Department...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 281,000

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 281,000
    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. Yet even with the increase, applications for jobless aid remain low, a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month. Weekly applications rose 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000, the Labor...
  • Hampton Roads labor force down in February from previous year

    Hampton Roads labor force down in February from previous year
    The Hampton Roads unemployment rate in February was better than a year earlier, but the labor force contracted, according to Virginia Employment Commission. Hampton Roads, like all other metro areas in Virginia except for Blacksburg, saw its...
  • European Central Bank stimulus plan meets 1st month goal

    The European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program is off to a running start. The central bank said Tuesday it has met its monthly goal of purchasing 60 billion euros in government and private-sector bonds, the first stage...
  • District 203 staff cuts could become a trend

    District 203 staff cuts could become a trend
    Declining enrollment is causing Naperville School District 203 to cut about 16 teaching positions across the district next year, but add the equivalent of 2.6 full-time special education teachers. Bob Ross, assistant superintendent for secondary...
  • Illinois employers plan for more than 2,800 layoffs

    Illinois employers plan for more than 2,800 layoffs
    More than 300 Tiger Direct employees in Illinois will lose their jobs as the electronics company closes most of its retail stores to focus on its business-to-business operations. Tiger Direct on May 9 will close its four Illinois retail stores, in...
  • Job openings surge, yet employers slow to hire

    U.S. job openings surged in February to a 14-year high, yet employers filled fewer of those jobs than in the previous month. On a brighter note, the Labor Department also says that layoffs fell sharply. Taken together, the figures suggest that signs of a...
  • Viacom announces layoffs, $785M in expenses

    Viacom announces layoffs, $785M in expenses
    Media giant Viacom Inc. on Monday announced a round of layoffs and restructuring that will result in it booking $785 million in special expenses in its recently ended quarter. A Viacom spokesman declined to say how many people would be laid off. The New...
  • Viacom restructuring includes $785-million write-down

    Viacom restructuring includes $785-million write-down
    Viacom Inc. has completed its companywide restructuring, which included hundreds of job cuts and a pre-tax accounting charge of $785 million. The media company has been roughed up during the last year. Its premier television networks, including MTV...
  • New Casinos Will Cost Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods $703 Million

    New Casinos Will Cost Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods $703 Million
    Connecticut's two casinos stand to lose $703 million a year, and annual state slot revenues could drop by $100 million, once four new casinos are up and running in New York and Massachusetts in 2019, a new report says. The out-of-state competition...
  • Stockholders Commandeer Profits While Workers Lose Ground

    Stockholders Commandeer Profits While Workers Lose Ground
    Job creation is up. Unemployment is down. Wages are stagnant. And economists — well, some economists — are confused. Tighter labor markets are supposed to give workers more bargaining power. To be sure, there are still millions of...