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  • Long-term unemployed still at record levels

    Long-term unemployed still at record levels
    It has come down to this for Brian Perry: an apple or banana for lunch, Red Sox ballgames on an old Zenith TV and long walks to shake off the blues. At 57, Perry has been unemployed and looking for work for nearly seven years, ever since that winter...
  • Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]

    Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]
    Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report that the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis. The...
  • Private sector adds 204,000 net new jobs in August, ADP reports

    Private sector adds 204,000 net new jobs in August, ADP reports
    Private-sector job growth slowed a bit last month, but employers still added a fairly strong 204,000 net new positions, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday. The figure was a drop from July's downwardly revised 212,000 and below...
  • Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%

    Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%
    U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls increased 142,...
  • August's weak job growth appears to be anomaly, economists say

    August's weak job growth appears to be anomaly, economists say
    The disappointing 142,000 net new jobs added to the economy in August -– the second straight month of slower growth --  appears to be an anomaly and is not reason to panic that the recovery is faltering once again, economists said Friday. Although...
  • Weak August jobs report appears to be anomaly, analysts say

    Job growth wilted in August to 142,000, ending a six-month hiring hot streak with the worst performance of the year. But economists cautioned that it was not yet time to panic. The report from the Labor Department on Friday was a major disappointment....
  • Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois

    Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois
    Economists invoke "slack" when America's labor market fails to create enough jobs for those willing and able to take them. The result is an excess supply of labor. That "labor market slack"? That "excess supply of labor"? We're talking about real...
  • Fed nears end of stimulus but stays vague on interest rate hike timing

    Federal Reserve policymakers took the next-to-last step in ending their controversial bond-buying stimulus program as the economy continues to heal. But they offered no new hints on how soon the Fed would once again hike interest rates — after...
  • Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low

    Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low
    Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 280,000 people filed for...
  • August Jobs Numbers Poor: Three Years Away from Jobs Recovery If Trends Don't Improve

    August Jobs Numbers Poor: Three Years Away from Jobs Recovery If Trends Don't Improve
    Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and the state had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before. According to the state Department of Labor, July hiring was also weaker than initial estimates — 1,000 new jobs, not 2,400...
  • Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign

     Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign
    The second-to-last jobs report before the election was full of bad news. Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and Connecticut had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before, according to preliminary estimates issued Thursday by...