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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
  • 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...
  • U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]

    U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]
    The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10...
  • 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...
  • Valley's unemployment rate improves

    For the second month in a row, the Lehigh Valley's labor market has crossed a milestone. The unemployment rate has fallen below 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor...
  • Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs

    Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs
    Quad/Graphics, the nation’s largest printer of magazines and catalogs, is closing a recently-acquired plant in Woodstock and laying off nearly 540 employees, executives confirmed Tuesday. The commercial printing plant was part of the company&...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
  • Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June

    Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June
    Illinois unemployment fell for the fourth straight month in June, bringing unemployment down to 7.1 percent , according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The...