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  • Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow

    Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. finished its best year of job growth since 1999 with brisk hiring and a drop in unemployment last month, but there's little indication that workers will start seeing wages go up much any time soon. Employers, led by...
  • Strong US hiring last month is expected to make 2014 best year for jobs since 1999

    The best year for U.S. hiring since 1999 likely ended with another solid gain in December, supporting expectations that the United States will strengthen further even as overseas economies stumble. Analysts have forecast that U.S. employers added 243,000...
  • U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%

    U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...
  • U.S. adds 252,000 jobs in December; unemployment rate drops to 5.6%

    Ignoring the economic troubles in the rest of the world, the U.S. added another large batch of new jobs in December to conclude its best year of hiring since 1999. The Labor Department said Friday that employers took on 252,000 net new workers last...
  • Lehigh Valley's big businesses made big news in 2014

    Lehigh Valley's big businesses made big news in 2014
    The biggest Lehigh Valley business stories of 2014 involved the region's biggest businesses. The Morning Call reported in March that PPL Corp., one of the two Fortune 500 companies based in the Lehigh Valley, was poised to unload PPL Supply. In June,...
  • Lehigh Valley unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent in November

    The Lehigh Valley employment picture is heading into 2015 in better shape than last year. Seasonally adjusted unemployment dipped a fourth straight month in November for the four-county metro region, according to government data released Tuesday....
  • Unemployment claims increase more than forecast

    Unemployment claims increase more than forecast
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but remained low, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Claims for jobless benefits increased by 17,000 from the previous week to 298,000. Economists had expected claims to...
  • December hiring brings best year since 1999

    WASHINGTON Powered by the strongest annual hiring in 15 years, employers added 252,000 jobs in December and pushed the unemployment rate down two ticks to 5.6 percent, the government said Friday. Employers added approximately 2.952 million jobs for all...
  • Unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent, but wages stagnate

    WASHINGTON Strong December hiring reported by the government Friday stamped an exclamation mark on the best performance in 15 years for job creation. Despite an unemployment rate that fell to 5.6 percent last month, however, the wages of millions of...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France Scores of heavily armed police stormed the suburban Paris hideout of two al-Qaida-linked suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine slayings and shot them dead as they attempted to escape in a hail of automatic weapon fire, French...
  • Brenda Wenning: The low-inflation mirage

    Inflation is too low? Tell that to American consumers. It's widely known that the federal government puts a yellow smiley face on its unemployment figures by excluding Americans who have given up looking for work and including part-time workers as if...