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  • Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign

     Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign
    The second-to-last jobs report before the election was full of bad news. Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and Connecticut had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before, according to preliminary estimates issued Thursday by...
  • State's job climate gets 2 forecasts

     State's job climate gets 2 forecasts
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained that the Democrat still isn't doing enough...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates

    Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates
    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday cut their monthly bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion and held interest rates steady at near zero, offering no suggestions that they will raise them any time soon as the economic recovery improves....
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly

    U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels. Initial claims for state...
  • Atlantic City's laid-off casino workers pack job fair

    Atlantic City's laid-off casino workers pack job fair
    This is what unemployment looks like in a shrinking casino town. The line stretched from one end of the Atlantic City Convention Center to the other as more than 1,000 job seekers — many recently laid-off casino workers — waited to...
  • Unemployment rates rise in South Florida

    Unemployment rates rise in South Florida
    Unemployment rose in South Florida in January, though the rates are still at record lows since the recession, Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said Monday . In Palm Beach County, unemployment rose to 6.3 percent in January, up from 6 percent...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • Private-sector job growth accelerated to 220,000 in April, ADP says

    Private-sector job growth accelerated to 220,000 in April, ADP says
    Companies accelerated their hiring this month as the private sector added 220,000 net new jobs in a sign the labor market's winter doldrums are over, according to a report Wednesday from Automatic Data Processing. The payroll firm also revised its March...
  • Unemployment unchanged from January

    Unemployment unchanged from January
    February's unemployment in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Florida, remain unchanged from January numbers, which were revised slightly upward for last month, the state said Friday. Broward's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent; Palm Beach...