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  • Applications for US jobless aid rise but still at low level

    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications for jobless aid overall remain low — a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month. Weekly applications rose 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000, the Labor Department...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 281,000

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 281,000
    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. Yet even with the increase, applications for jobless aid remain low, a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month. Weekly applications rose 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000, the Labor...
  • Jobless claims jump from 15-year low, but still below key level

    Jobless claims jump from 15-year low, but still below key level
    Initial jobless claims jumped last week from a 15-year-low amid renewed concerns about job growth, but remained below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market There were 281,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • Hampton Roads labor force down in February from previous year

    Hampton Roads labor force down in February from previous year
    The Hampton Roads unemployment rate in February was better than a year earlier, but the labor force contracted, according to Virginia Employment Commission. Hampton Roads, like all other metro areas in Virginia except for Blacksburg, saw its...
  • Budget, economy in Wis. complicate Walker's pitch for 2016

    Gov. Scott Walker has transformed Wisconsin politics, winning three elections in four years and signing laws that weaken unions, crippling a key ally of the Democratic Party. But the likely Republican presidential contender has had less success...
  • U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000

    U.S. job growth slows sharply in March to 126,000
    The sharp retreat in hiring last month to the slowest pace in more than a year reflects lost economic momentum in the U.S. — and may make the Federal Reserve more reluctant to start raising interest rates as early as June. The Labor Department...
  • Job growth in March slows sharply, reflecting cold weather, cooling economy

    Job growth in March slows sharply, reflecting cold weather, cooling economy
    After months of strong job growth, hiring in March slowed sharply to its weakest level in over a year. Employers added 126,000 net new jobs last month, just half of what economists had forecast and ending a yearlong streak of 200,000-plus job gains a...
  • Walker's Wisconsin still lags nation in job growth

    Walker's Wisconsin still lags nation in job growth
    Scott Walker has transformed Wisconsin politics, winning three elections in four years and signing laws that weaken unions, crippling a key ally of the Democratic Party. But the likely Republican presidential contender has had less success changing...
  • ADP: Job growth in private sector slows sharply in March

    ADP: Job growth in private sector slows sharply in March
    Hiring by U.S. businesses slowed sharply last month to 189,000, the worst performance in more than a year and another indication of sluggish economic growth over the winter. The private sector added 189,000 net new jobs in March after an upwardly...
  • Valley has best post-recession growth in state

    Valley has best post-recession growth in state
    On a day when the state's monthly unemployment report showed the Lehigh Valley's rate had stagnated, a separate survey heralded the region as experiencing the largest post-recession job growth of any other similar-sized area in Pennsylvania. The...
  • Maryland adds 6,100 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 6,100 jobs in February
    Maryland employers added 6,100 jobs in February, one of the largest monthly gains in a year, but with gains split almost evenly between the public and private sectors, the growth underscores the task the state faces as it works to make itself less reliant...