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  • Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs

    Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs
    Quad/Graphics, the nation’s largest printer of magazines and catalogs, is closing a recently-acquired plant in Woodstock and laying off nearly 540 employees, executives confirmed Tuesday. The commercial printing plant was part of the company&...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
  • Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

    Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000
    First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs; unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Hiring surprisingly surged last month as the economy added 288,000 net new jobs -- the best performance in more than two years -- and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Job-...
  • Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April

    Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April
    U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April, suggesting a sharp rebound in economic activity early in the second quarter. Nonfarm payrolls surged 288,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was the...
  • Why the drop in the unemployment rate isn't the good news we need

    More jobs were created in April than forecasters expected, and unemployment nationally dropped to 6.3%, the lowest it's been since 2008 in the early going of the Great Recession. You’d think that would be good news. But there are numbers, and then...
  • Another look at the April jobs report: Why is the workforce shrinking?

    Scott Martelle's Opinion L.A. post about Friday's employment report argues that there's something ugly bubbling beneath the sharp decline in the unemployment rate. I agree with him on the big picture but disagree on how the pieces fit together. For...
  • U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April

    U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April
    WASHINGTON — The labor market heated up last month, producing a bumper crop of 288,000 new jobs — the most in more than two years — and easing fears that a winter slowdown in hiring foreshadowed another downturn in the uneven recovery....
  • Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says

    Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says
    Private employers added a surprisingly strong 281,000 net new jobs in June, the most since late 2012, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday. The figure was up sharply from 179,000 in May and is a positive sign heading into Thursday'...
  • 'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
  • Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low

    Initial jobless claims fell last week and the total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits hit a new seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for the first time for jobless benefits dropped to 312,...