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  • February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs

    February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs
    WASHINGTON -- The weather was unusually bad in much of the country last month, so why was Friday's government jobs report surprisingly good? The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, up from a revised 129,000 the previous month. The figure...
  • Editorial: Rauner is the change agent in the GOP field

    Editorial: Rauner is the change agent in the GOP field
    “In 2013, annual average unemployment rates declined in 43 states and the District of Columbia, rose in two states, and were unchanged in five states.” — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Feb. 28, 2014. Nobody who lives here can be...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease

    Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell sharply last week to their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday, as a private report showed layoffs eased in February. About 323,000 people filed for first-time unemployment...
  • Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week. There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • Mayor touts proposals for library, tech hub

    Irvine Mayor Steven Choi revisited plans to build a metropolitan library during his second state of the city address Tuesday. Choi announced he is in the process of establishing a library foundation steering committee and hopes to build a library...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • Weak jobs data renew growth fears

    WASHINGTON — Back-to-back months of sluggish hiring suggest the economic recovery may have lost some momentum and could give the Federal Reserve second thoughts about continuing to throttle back a key stimulus program. Employers added a modest...
  • Job growth remains weak in January; unemployment rate falls to 6.6%

    WASHINGTON -- Job growth was sluggish in January for the second straight month, the government said Friday in a report likely to heighten concerns that the economy and labor market recovery may be faltering again. The report could also give the...
  • Bank of England not ready to raise rates despite unemployment drop

    The Bank of England sees "no immediate need" to raise rock-bottom interest rates despite an unemployment rate that is falling more rapidly than anticipated, according to minutes of its January meeting released Wednesday. Just like Federal Reserve...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • January jobs report disappoints again

    January jobs report disappoints again
    The U.S. economy created a disappointing 113,000 new jobs in January, the Labor Department reported Friday. Analysts expected nonfarm payrolls to increase by 185,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell again to 6.6 percent. the lowest level...