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  • Local unemployment falls for fifth straight month

    Local unemployment falls for fifth straight month
    Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
  • U.S. jobless claims up less than expected, point to firming labor market

    WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, suggesting an acceleration in job growth in September. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a...

    Cooking the employment books: Georgia governor's theory spurs comments

    ATLANTA With the unemployment rate in Georgia rising even as new jobs are added, experts have argued about what it means: statistical glitch or sign of economic distress? A frustrated Gov. Nathan Deal went a bit further last week. He raised the...

    Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs

    Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs
    MERIDEN--The day after state department of labor estimates showed Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley leaned over the counter at a diner in Meriden and relayed the figure to the waitress standing behind it....

    California adds 44,200 jobs in August, unemployment steady at 7.4%

    California’s job market continued to expand in August as employers added 44,200 jobs – the largest boost of any state in the country. But the state’s unemployment rate didn’t budge from 7.4%, according to data released Friday...