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  • Pennsylvania payrolls recover jobs lost in recession

    Payrolls in Pennsylvania hit a record high in February, recovering all the jobs lost in the recession, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Payrolls grew by about 13,000 last month to hit a record just shy...
  • Weekly jobless claims stay below 300,000, showing strong labor market

    Weekly jobless claims stay below 300,000, showing strong labor market
    Initial jobless claims remained steady last week at just under 300,000, indicating a strong labor market after a late February increase raised concerns that conditions were weakening. About 291,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • Unemployment still low, but county rates climb in new data

    Unemployment still low, but county rates climb in new data
    Unemployment in South Florida and in the state has markedly improved, but it was not as low as last year's data indicated, according to new numbers released Tuesday. Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity typically reviews unemployment data each...
  • Maryland added 500 jobs in January

    Maryland added 500 jobs in January
    Maryland employers added 500 jobs in January, a marginal gain dragged down by losses in the leisure and hospitality industry, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday. But economists said they want to see how the state does in coming months...
  • Lehigh Valley gains jobs

    Lehigh Valley gains jobs
    The Lehigh Valley's labor market kicked off the new year in style. Though the Valley lost 1,200 jobs from the previous month, it gained 4,900 from January 2014, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. That...
  • Connecticut Gained 25,000 Jobs In 2014; Best Year Since 1998

    Connecticut Gained 25,000 Jobs In 2014; Best Year Since 1998
    Connecticut's employers added more than 25,000 jobs in 2014, the state's Labor Department said Monday, confirming the robust job growth reported in preliminary data. This was the best year for job growth since 1998. Nick Perna, an economist who consults...
  • Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success

    Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success
    In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called "Moynihan's Scissors": Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors' blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disappointing wage growth adds sobering note to strong jobs report

    Disappointing wage growth adds sobering note to strong jobs report
    The surprisingly robust job growth last month showed the economy has healed enough to shake off bad weather, the West Coast ports slowdown and a rising dollar that made U.S. goods more expensive abroad. But the labor market wasn’t strong enough to...
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump to nine-month high

    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump to nine-month high
    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a nine-month high last week, an indication that severe winter weather could be putting a temporary freeze on the labor market's recovery. About 320,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits...