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  • August a downer for Valley's labor market

    August a downer for Valley's labor market
    August was not a banner month for the Lehigh Valley's labor market. The Valley lost 300 jobs from the previous month and was down 1,600 from the same month last year, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. That...
  • Private sector added 213,000 jobs in September, ADP says

    Private sector added 213,000 jobs in September, ADP says
    The private sector added 213,000 net new jobs last month, indicating that the labor market rebounded after a disappointing August, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The September job growth was an improvement from ADP's figure for...
  • Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs

    Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs
    MERIDEN--The day after state department of labor estimates showed Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley leaned over the counter at a diner in Meriden and relayed the figure to the waitress standing behind it....
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers

    Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained the Democrat still isn’t doing...
  • Financing a grad school education

    Financing a grad school education
    Americans with advanced degrees are more likely to be higher earners than those with bachelor's degrees or less education, and less likely to be jobless, according to representatives from student loan giant Sallie Mae. In December, the unemployment...
  • Initial jobless claims jump to 302,000 but remain low

    Initial jobless claims jump to 302,000 but remain low
    Initial jobless claims jumped to 302,000 last week, but have averaged their lowest level in eight years during the previous month in further evidence of a strengthening labor market. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....
  • Stocks plunge on worries about interest rate increase

    Stocks plunge on worries about interest rate increase
    Wall Street's long-running bull market got a jolt Thursday from investors increasingly worried that the improving economy will push policymakers to raise interest rates sooner than expected. Stocks have been tumbling this week, and Thursday's 317-...
  • Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July

    Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July
    Job growth in the United States continued at a solid pace in July, with the economy adding 209,000 new jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists had expected an increase of about 230,000 jobs. The unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, up from...
  • El Centro's 21.1% unemployment rate second highest in U.S.

    El Centro's 21.1% unemployment rate second highest in U.S.
    El Centro, the largest city in the Imperial Valley and a stronghold of lettuce growers near California’s southern border, has nearly the highest unemployment rate in the country. Out of a workforce of 79,400 people, 16,700 are unemployed,...
  • June Good Month for Hiring in Connecticut

    Connecticut's employers added 1,700 jobs in June, a little faster than the average growth since the beginning of the jobs recovery in February 2010. In some segments, hiring was quite strong, as business confidence rises. "In our world, in the...