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  • California adds 41,500 jobs; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%

    The California unemployment rate held steady at 7.3% in October, even as the state generated the largest increase in jobs in the nation. California employers added 41,500 nonfarm payroll jobs, followed by the 35,200 jobs added in Texas, according to the...
  • Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October

    Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October
    Connecticut employers added 3,600 jobs in October, and initial estimates are that the state's jobs base is up 23,000 from a year ago, a very strong year by Connecticut standards. The state has only broken the 20,000 mark twice in the past 15 years, in...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing

    Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing
    WASHINGTON -- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years. Other data on Thursday showed the number of new jobless claims rose last week but remained near a 14-...
  • Grant Could Help Unemployed Get Into Health Care Workforce

    NEW BRITAIN — A new federal grant could help more than 250 long-term unemployed residents of central and northern Connecticut get training for new careers, Capital Workforce Partners announced Monday. The $6.7 million grant will also help 45 health...
  • How to read a jobs report

    How to read a jobs report
    On the first Friday of every month, the country's financial elite wake up early and breathlessly await the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Employment Situation Summary—or, as you probably know it, the jobs report. "It's the best single...
  • U.S. unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 5.8% on solid job growth

    Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening. But workers still aren't seeing much...
  • Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent

    Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent
    U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market picture,...
  • US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent

    US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent
    U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market...
  • Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags

    Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags
    October’s solid labor market growth of 214,000 net new jobs helped push the unemployment rate to a six-year low, but wasn’t strong enough to boost workers’ wages significantly, economists said. “Employers are still holding all...
  • Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low

    Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low
    Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...