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  • Poll: Republicans couldn't live on minimum wage --- but fight raising it

    Nearly seven in 10 Republicans don't believe they could live on the nation's $7.25 minimum wage, but only 37 percent support raising it to $10.10, says a new poll.

  • Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state's jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn't nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests. Many...

  • Florida Gov. to highlight job creation proposals

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pledging to permanently eliminate manufacturing equipment sales taxes and create new incentives to encourage more science and engineering graduates. Scott plans to highlight his "Jobs for the Next Generation" proposals during campaign stops...

  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week...

  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again in June

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in June, driven to its lowest level since October 2008 by a fourth straight month of improvement, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The monthly unemployment report showed evidence of potential...

  • White House economists make a big prediction about falling labor force participation

    The White House jumped into the debate about the decline of work in the U.S. with a new report Thursday, making a bold prediction about the future of the workforce.

  • New Jersey bottle maker to close, cutting 290 jobs

    SALEM, N.J. (AP) — The last bottle manufacturer in Salem is set to close this fall, eliminating 290 jobs and ending a 150-year tradition of making glass in the southern New Jersey city. Ardagh Glass announced the decision Wednesday to its employees, city officials and the public. The...

  • Labor Department grant to assist unemployed

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is getting more than $6 million from the federal government to help people who have been out of work for a long time. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the Job-Driven National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Labor Department will be used to create and expand...

  • EXography: Wall Street migrates south to low-cost Southern cities

    When we think about American finance, the default Image is of a pinstriped banker on Wall Street. But increasingly, the financial services sector, which employs eight million people, is shifting away from the traditional bastions of money.

  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to near a seven-year low

    Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.

  • Northern Indiana plant to close, ending 120 jobs

    LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana metal casting factory is about to close after 80 years, costing the jobs of some 120 workers. Allegheny Technologies Inc. had planned to shutter the ATI Casting Service plant in LaPorte by the end of June after unsuccessfully trying to sell it. Company...

  • Yes, long-term unemployment is falling, but for 'all the wrong reasons'

    Long-term unemployment in the U.S. fell 293,000 in June to 3.1 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this month.

  • Now some Democrats question Obamacare's employer mandate: Examiner Editorial

    Think-tankers at the Urban Institute and Democratic congressional candidates like Natalie Tennant of West Virginia are even hinting that the employer mandate may not be justified. Funny, didn't Tea Partiers make the same arguments in 2009 and 2010?

  • More good news about job creation -- but there's a catch

    Analysts had expected that the number of job openings for May would settle back down after a boom of nearly 10 percent in April. Instead, they rose again, from 4.5 to 4.6 million, according to the BLS' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).

  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.



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