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  • U.S. job openings at highest level in 14 years

    U.S. job openings at highest level in 14 years
    U.S. employers felt so secure about the economy's potential that this fall they advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years, according to the latest government data. U.S. organizations were looking to fill nearly 5 million positions available on...
  • Job openings jump to 14-year high; sign of strong hiring

    Job openings jump to 14-year high; sign of strong hiring
    WASHINGTON — The rapid hiring that made 2014 a stellar year for job gains is showing no sign of slowing down. U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That suggests...
  • Stock volatility could be the norm for 2015

    Stock volatility could be the norm for 2015
    This week's wild ride on the stock markets brought this word of advice from analysts: Get used to it. Friday's 170-point slide in the Dow Jones industrial average seemed almost moderate compared with other triple-digit gains and losses this week, but...
  • Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow

    Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. finished its best year of job growth since 1999 with brisk hiring and a drop in unemployment last month, but there's little indication that workers will start seeing wages go up much any time soon. Employers, led by...
  • PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent

    PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent
    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell below five percent in December, a rate many economists consider a benchmark of a healthy economy and job market. It was down from 5.1 percent in November and has declined 2 percent since December 2013. It was the...
  • Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds

     Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds
    Many workers in Chicago and elsewhere might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years. Nearly 2 in 5 small and midsize U.S. businesses, or 38 percent, said they plan to increase salaries in the...
  • South Florida rated worst for science, technology jobs

    South Florida rated worst for science, technology jobs
    South Florida comes in dead last of the 100 largest metro areas when it comes to finding a good-paying job in science, technology, engineering and math in an affordable community, a new study reports. Part of the reason is the cost of housing in...
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump 19,000 to four-month high

    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week to their highest level in four months, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 316,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, up 19,000 from the previous week's revised figure....
  • Unemployment claims increase more than forecast

    Unemployment claims increase more than forecast
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but remained low, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Claims for jobless benefits increased by 17,000 from the previous week to 298,000. Economists had expected claims to...
  • 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...
  • U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%

    U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...