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  • Rhode Island's jobless rate falls to 8.7 percent

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged down in March to 8.7 percent, the lowest since September 2008, but the number of jobs also declined, state officials reported Thursday. The state Department of Labor and Training said the jobless rate fell three-tenths of 1...

  • Obama shows off his mad pivoting skills again

    I was a ballerina for years when I was younger, and even I didn’t pivot (pirouette, whatever) this much.

  • Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore jobs lost in January because of extreme weather, state labor officials said Thursday. However, the state has regained less than 55 percent of the jobs lost from March 2008 to February 2010 during the...

  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.

  • New plant creating 155 jobs in Russell County

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — An automotive industry plant opening in south-central Kentucky will create 155 full-time jobs. Germany-based Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. cut the ribbon Wednesday in Russell Springs on the $29 million parts manufacturing facility. The company began...

  • La-Z-Boy cutting 100 jobs in North Carolina

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — La-Z-Boy Inc. is closing two facilities and eliminating 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a larger restructuring of its business. The furniture maker said Wednesday that it will idle two North Wilkesboro facilities and put them up for sale. It will move warehouse and...

  • Obama, Joe Biden announce $600 million for jobs training initiatives

    President Obama on Wednesday announced initiatives he said would better train American workers to fill high-skilled jobs, his latest effort to push his economic agenda without Congress.

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs. They are making the announcement...

  • Jobless rate up for 57 Kentucky counties in 2013

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates rose last year for 57 of the state's 120 counties but dropped for 51 counties. Meanwhile, the rates for 12 counties stayed the same from 2012 to 2013, and Kentucky's rate of 8.3 percent was also unchanged during the...

  • First-time unemployment insurance claims rise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 5 increased from the previous week's total. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,101 from the previous week's total of 1,985. There were 2,444...

  • Unemployment claims lowest since 2007, but employment boom not guaranteed

    Weekly unemployment insurance claims fell in the week ending April 5, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, to 300,000 -- the lowest number since early 2007, well before the beginning of the recession. The four-week moving average for claims also fell to 136,250, the lowest post-crisis...

  • Long-term unemployment benefit package sits in House limbo

    Senate-passed legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits has stalled in the House, as Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he won't move on the measure until Democrats and the Obama administration agree to include job-creating provisions. "They've not put forward anything with regard...

  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip 32k to lowest level since 2007

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 316,250.

  • Obama blasts GOP for blocking paycheck fairness bill

    President Obama ripped Senate Republicans Wednesday for blocking a paycheck fairness bill, leveling charges against the GOP that will serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic 2014 campaign pitch. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was designed to combat wage disparity between men and women,...

  • Why K Street is working overtime to get more immigrants --- in one chart

    Immigration reform has lots of arguments in its favor, and I am thoroughly conflicted on the issue. But the momentum behind the legislation has come predominantly from the business lobby. FRED That's why the above chart, from Joe Weisenthal at The Business Insider, is so important. He argues...



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