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It's not quite Morning in America, but, at least for the long-term unemployed, it's no longer the middle of the night. Here's the good news: in the past six months, unemployment has fallen much faster than expected, from 6.7 to 6.1 percent.
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The New Bedford Area's unemployment rate increased by 0.6 percent in June, according to the latest seasonally unadjusted numbers from the state. The slight jump was due to growth in the labor force, as the number of over-the-month jobs actually
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North Carolina's unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month. The state Commerce Department reported Friday that North Carolina's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in
Unemployment crept higher during June in Southwest Florida, likely the results of summer seasonal layoffs but also with the disturbing sign of a drop in the region's labor force. Also, statewide, for first time in more than a year Florida's rate
The labor force participation rate is one of the most buzzed about parts of the monthly jobs report. The labor force participation rate, or the percent of the civilian population over 15 that is either working or searching for work, has fallen from
The job market is improving, but don't get your hopes up that the labor force participation will rise significantly anytime soon. As of June, only 63% of Americans over age 16 participate in the labor force, meaning they either have a job or are
Kentucky's unemployment rate for June 2014 dropped to 7.4 percent from a revised 7.7 percent in May 2014, according to the state Office of Employment and Training. The preliminary June 2014 jobless rate was 1 percentage point below the 8.4 percent
Ever since the job market began to recover in 2010, the decline in the unemployment rate has come with a big fat asterisk. The unemployment rate has been going down, the argument goes, but largely because people have stopped looking for work.