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  • Private-sector job growth picked up in December, ADP reports

    Private-sector job growth picked up in December, ADP reports
    Private-sector job growth accelerated in December with U.S. businesses adding 241,000 net new jobs, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was an increase from 227,000 in November, which was revised up from an initial estimate...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Jobless claims drop as economy strengthens

    Jobless claims drop as economy strengthens
    Initial jobless claims fell more than expected last week, underscoring an improved labor market. First-time applications for unemployment benefits fell 6,000 from the previous week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
  • Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997

    Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997
    Connecticut's economy is roaring, with 4,600 jobs added in November, 4,300 added in October, and more than 25,000 new jobs in the past 12 months, according to a report released Thursday. The last time the state's job base grew by more than 25,000 was in...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%

    California adds 90,100 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 7.2%
    California employers added more than 90,000 jobs in November, one of state's largest monthly employment gains in more than a decade, according to federal data. The state unemployment rate dropped to 7.2%, down from 7.3% last month. That's still...
  • Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy

     Weak growth continues to hammer Illinois economy
    Illinois hasn't escaped the clutches of the Great Recession. Since the end of the recession more than five years ago, the state's economic performance has been disappointing. In particular the labor market has improved quite slowly, despite increased...
  • Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market

    Initial jobless claims fall to 280,000 in sign of strong labor market
    Initial jobless claims fell last week to 280,000, continuing the positive momentum for the labor market as the year ends, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The closely watched figure was down 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. Economists...
  • 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....
  • Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says

    Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says
    American companies added 208,000 net new jobs in November, posting another solid though slightly disappointing month of labor market gains, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was down from an upwardly revised 233,000...
  • Stocks rise after hiring surge but Dow misses 18,000

    A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark. The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,...