07/26/14 05:00 AM
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois county may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1pm0Qke ) Winnebago County officials are considering the cost-saving measure as they draft a spending plan for the...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/25/14 12:58 PM
There's new evidence that the huge number of Americans counted as long-term unemployed has been dropping in recent months because those people have been finding jobs, not because they've given up looking.
By David Harsanyi | 07/25/14 11:44 AM
A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto repair worker.
07/24/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level...
By Sean Higgins | 07/24/14 01:26 PM
Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.
07/24/14 09:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006,...
By Mark Tapscott | 07/23/14 08:41 AM
At least 160 Marylanders are about to lose their jobs because of the constitutional myopia of the state's corrupt liberal Democratic establishment. It's a sad illustration of the dire results of one-party rule.
By Steve Doty | 07/22/14 01:34 PM
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced new steps to help grow the country's middle class with new job training programs Tuesday.
By Paul Bedard | 07/21/14 09:03 PM
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.
07/20/14 12:00 PM
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...
07/20/14 09:45 AM
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...
07/17/14 10:15 PM
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...
07/17/14 05:30 PM
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...
07/17/14 09:30 AM
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...
07/16/14 05:01 AM
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...
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