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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. The state unemployment rate dropped to 7.2%, down from 7.3% last month. That's still...
  • Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy

     Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy
    Illinois hasn't escaped the clutches of the Great Recession. Since the end of the recession more than five years ago, the state's economic performance has been disappointing. In particular the labor market has improved quite slowly, despite increased...
  • Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July

    Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July
    Job growth in the United States continued at a solid pace in July, with the economy adding 209,000 new jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists had expected an increase of about 230,000 jobs. The unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, up from...
  • Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report

    Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report
    The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading. The...
  • Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet

    Economy recovers all jobs lost in Great Recession; don't celebrate yet
    After adding 217,000 net new jobs last month, the U.S. economy has recovered all the positions lost during the Great Recession. But economists warned that the news Friday from the Labor Department was no real reason to celebrate. “Things are...
  • 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'...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs
    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Private-sector job growth slowed in May to 179,000, ADP reports

    Private-sector job growth slowed in May to 179,000, the lowest level since January, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was below analyst expectations for 210,000 net new jobs. ADP also revised down its April estimate by 5,...
  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...