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A better-than-expected February jobs report Friday from the Labor Department renewed expectations of economic acceleration in the months ahead and snapped a two-month lull in hiring. Employers appeared to shrug off bitter mid-February storms, adding
One of the saddest truths about the so-called economic recovery is that the middle-class jobs lost in the recession are being replaced by low-paying ones . But the even sadder truth is that the situation isn't going to improve for a while. Over the
A post-holidays drop of 8,700 retail positions fueled the jobless spike in San Diego County. San Diego County's unemployment rate in January was 7 percent, up from a revised 6.5 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department
California appeared to go in the opposite direction of the national economy in January, shedding a net 31,600 jobs that month, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday. Despite the weak showing in employers' payrolls, the
The unemployment rate for teens, ages 16 to 19, was 21.4% in February, up from 20.7% in January, and higher than it has been since last November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate for teens has been in the 20s
The unemployment rate for black teens, ages 16 to 19, was 32.4% in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), whose data also show that only 24.9% of black youth are participating in the nation's labor force. The participation rate
Business Insider culled from more than 100 respondents shortly before the BLS published its latest update. DJI ) surged in early trading in response to the report, and is leading the three major indices with a 0.4% gain at 12:20 p.m...On balance,
Pointing to a track record of job growth and economic development in his first three-plus years in office, Brian Sandoval filed for re-election Friday for a second term as governor. Sandoval filed his paperwork just down the hall from his office in
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending March 1 increased from the previous week's total. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964.
A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate in January hit 3.5 percent, its lowest mark since September 2008. The rate was a tenth of a point under the 3.6 percent in December and four-tenths of a point below the January 2013 rate of 3.