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  • Unemployment rate falls below 6 percent in Rhode Island

    State officials say the unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 5.9 percent in May. It's the first time the state's unemployment rate has been below 6 percent since 2007. The state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday says the unemployment...
  • Upbeat Jobs Report Gives Malloy New Ammunition

    Upbeat Jobs Report Gives Malloy New Ammunition
    The healthy gain of 6,400 jobs in May, reported Thursday by the state Department of Labor, is proof that the state is on the right track, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asserted, as we all knew he would. "Because of our efforts, Connecticut's economy is growing,...
  • Connecticut Employers Added 6,400 Jobs in May

    Connecticut Employers Added 6,400 Jobs in May
    Employers were hiring briskly in May, with the state's workplaces adding 6,400 more jobs than they cut, according to data released Thursday. Retail jobs were a major contributor to the growth, including those at the 80-store Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods...
  • Overtime work deserves overtime pay

    You put in overtime hours but don't get overtime pay. Sound familiar? For millions of Americans, unpaid overtime is a big problem. But it wasn't always like this and it doesn't have to be this way. Here's the story: In 1938, Congress passed the Fair...
  • Applications for US jobless aid remain low at 279,000

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, yet remained at a historically low level that points to a healthy job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid increased 2,000 to...
  • Number of US job openings jumped to a 15-year high in April

    U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in April than at any time in the 15 years that the government has tracked the data, a sign that this year's steady hiring will likely continue. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of open jobs at...
  • Family finances: Paychecks are getting bigger

    The recent flurry of minimum-wage increases among companies, cities and states is welcome news for many workers. For example, Wal-Mart recently hiked its starting wages to $9 per hour (the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour). Cities such as Chicago,...
  • 5 reasons why US employers are showing confidence in economy

    Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy. They added 280,000 jobs — a surprisingly robust total at a time when consumers are hesitant to spend and the economy appears less than fully healthy. Some key industries, from...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Giant hack could be foreign spies' first step in pursuit of bigger US secrets, officials warn A giant hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-...
  • Jobless rates drop for recent veterans and older workers

    Recent veterans fared well on the jobs front in May. The unemployment rate for men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan dropped to 5.4 percent — the lowest level in a year — from 6.9 percent a month earlier. Older workers also...
  • Solid May hiring lifts recession fears

    WASHINGTON Broad-based and stronger than expected hiring by employers in May should put to rest any concern about sluggish U.S. economic growth and the potential for a slide into recession. The U.S. economy added a very solid 280,000 jobs last month, the...