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  • US reports union membership was 11.1 percent last year, down a fraction from last year

    Union membership in the United States is down slightly, accounting for just over 11 percent of the workforce last year, the Labor Department reported Friday.
  • PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent

    PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent
    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell below five percent in December, a rate many economists consider a benchmark of a healthy economy and job market. It was down from 5.1 percent in November and has declined 2 percent since December 2013. It was the...

    Amid talk of a recovered economy, hard-hit worker struggles to stay afloat

    Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and you'll get a sigh and a shake of his head. "I don't...

    Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds

     Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds
    Many workers in Chicago and elsewhere might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years. Nearly 2 in 5 small and midsize U.S. businesses, or 38 percent, said they plan to increase salaries in the...

    Amid stagnant wages, Washington mulls how to boost income

    WASHINGTON The economy is growing, hiring is picking up steadily and falling energy prices mean more cash in the wallet. Yet one key measure of economic well-being remains stubbornly in neutral: the wages of Americans. The plight of the paycheck is about...