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  • Job gains continued in January; unemployment rate unchanged

    The state Department of Labor says employers in Connecticut added 6,400 jobs in January, the seventh consecutive month of job gains. Officials said Monday the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, unchanged since September. The U.S. unemployment rate in...
  • Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail

    Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said plans for a new light rail line in Baltimore should move forward during a visit to the city Monday to promote the Obama administration's economic agenda. Perez said investment in mass transit, such as the two...
  • Applications for US unemployment benefits fall sharply

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday....
  • Brenda Wenning: When economic beliefs clash

    In today's economy, the theory of cognitive dissonance gets put into practice regularly. That's where you must hold two opposing beliefs in your mind. Obviously, the result is bad. When applied to our economy, it's really bad. Social psychologist Leon...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013. Long-term rates resumed their upward trend of recent weeks after declining last week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national...
  • Rhode Island unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent

    The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in January dropped to 6.5 percent, the lowest rate in nearly seven years. The state Department of Labor and Training announced on Thursday that the unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point since...
  • Good news for some of us: Other people are quitting jobs

    Quitting your job — all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession — is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans. The trend has already emerged in the restaurant and retail industries,...
  • Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

    The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring. Weekly applications rose 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the Labor...
  • Restaurants and bars drove US job growth in February

    It's been an extended happy hour at U.S. bars and restaurants, which led hiring gains last month. U.S. dining establishments added 58,700 jobs in February, the Labor Department said Friday. It was a sign that solid job growth — more than 3...
  • Pennsylvania jobless rate creeps up, payrolls down in Jan.

    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent in January as payrolls crept lower. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in January was 5.1 percent. The department had initially put December's rate...
  • U.S. adds a robust 295,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5%

    U.S. adds a robust 295,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5%
    U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent. But the decline in the...