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  • California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%

    California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%
    California employers added more than 90,000 jobs in November, one of state's largest monthly employment gains in more than a decade, according to federal data.
  • Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997

    Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997
    Connecticut's economy is roaring, with 4,600 jobs added in November, 4,300 added in October, and more than 25,000 new jobs in the past 12 months, according to a report released Thursday. The last time the state's job base grew by more than 25,000 was in...

    U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed

    U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. While other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in...

    Jobless claims drop as economy strengthens

    Jobless claims drop as economy strengthens
    Initial jobless claims fell more than expected last week, underscoring an improved labor market. First-time applications for unemployment benefits fell 6,000 from the previous week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...