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  • Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year." Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
  • The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate

    The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate
    The unemployment rate in Illinois has dropped, and Gov. Pat Quinn is buoyant. "Our unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last six years," he said after the latest numbers came out last week. "We're on the right track." Not so fast, countered...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...
  • Jobless claims fell more than expected last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped more than forecast last week, underscoring improvement in the labor market. New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 from the previous week to 298,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected...
  • Table: U.S. jobless claims rose in latest week

    (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless benefit claims, seasonally adjusted. Insured Unemployment Week Ended Initial Claims 4-Week Avg. Continued Claims rate (pct) 08/09/14 311,000 295,750 N/A N/A 08/02/14 290,000-R 293,...
  • U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market

    U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...
  • Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low

    Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels. Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
  • Illinois unemployment rate drops to 6.8%

    Illinois unemployment rate drops to 6.8%
    Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in July, the lowest rate since late 2008, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. July's unemployment rate was a significant drop from June, when Illinois' unemployment rate...
  • In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'

     In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'
    You may have heard about the Gallup poll that makes Illinois sound like a horror movie scene in which panicked townspeople flee. Half our state's residents would move elsewhere if they could. The top reason cited: "work/business-related." Polls and...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall as economy strengthens

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week, indicating the labor market is strengthening. Applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 from to the prior week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.  Economists had expected new...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Did expiring benefits drive down the jobless rate?

    In January I wrote a column questioning the morality of continuing to extend jobless payments to Americans looking for work. It didn't come from a coldhearted supposition that unemployed people don't deserve benefits. I was contemplating the results of...