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  • EXography: Federal workers make up to twice as much as others doing same job

    Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.

  • Joe Biden on whether he'll run for president: 'I'm here about jobs, not mine'

    Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday deflected a reporter's question about whether he'll run for president in 2016 during a visit to a New Hampshire business offering job-training programs. "I'm here about jobs, not mine," Biden said. New Hampshire is famous for having the first-in-the-nation...

  • President Obama's overtime pay gambit

    If you take an economics course, you may learn about the different events that can cause an increase in workers' pay. The demand for the product a worker makes may rise, causing the demand for workers to go up. The supply of workers may decline, causing employers to bid up wages to keep the ones...

  • California hospital strike averted by contract deal

    A planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers was averted after contract talks yielded a deal, officials said Sunday.

  • House and Senate to clash this week on Ukraine and jobless pay measures

    The House and Senate this week are set to clash on legislation to extend federal jobless benefits as well as a measure to provide a loan package to troubled Ukraine. The Senate on Monday is poised to move forward on a bill that would supply Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees aimed at...

  • Job security declining for people in unions

    Economist Allison Schrager points out a little-noticed shift in the workforce that explains part of the membership problem Big Labor is facing: Union members are now experiencing declining job security. This is notable because job security is a key benefit to joining a union in the first...

  • Joe Biden to visit New Hampshire

    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to New Hampshire next week for a White House jobs event, a trip that is certain to stoke speculation about his future political plans. The White House announced that Biden will travel to Nashua, N.H., on Tuesday, March 25, for “an event highlighting...

  • Michigan Collegiate Job Fair being held in Livonia

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A job fair for college seniors and alumni from Michigan's two- or four-year colleges is being held in Livonia. The Michigan Collegiate Job Fair is set for Friday at Burton Manor. The biannual event is sponsored by Eastern Michigan University. Organizers say it's one of...

  • Poll shows WV voters believe lawsuits hurting job creation

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The majority of voters in West Virginia see job creation as the most pressing issue and believe lawsuits are hampering job growth, according to a new poll from a legal reform group. The poll shows that 98 percent of those surveyed believe improving West...

  • RI jobless rate dips to 9 percent

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped by two tenths of a percent to 9 percent in February and the number of jobs in the state was up. The state Department of Labor and Training announced the new employment numbers Thursday. They say last month's 9 percent jobless...

  • The five numbers Janet Yellen watches for signs the jobs market is improving

    On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that it was discontinuing its 6.5 percent unemployment rate threshold for considering raising short-term interest rates above zero percent. Instead of the unemployment rate, the Janet Yellen-led Fed said that it would “assess progress” toward...

  • Mass. jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent, below US

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped back below the national average in February and the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs, officials said Thursday. The jobless rate dropped to 6.5 percent from 6.8 percent in January, according to the state office of Labor and Workforce...

  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, which is close to pre-recession levels and suggests a stable job market. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile figure, fell 3,500 to 327,000, the lowest since late...

  • New Fed chair's 'dashboard' of job-market gauges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downplayed the unemployment rate as a guide to the U.S. economy's health. But Janet Yellen, the new Fed chair, didn't leave investors in the dark. Instead, she listed five gauges that make up her "dashboard" for tracking the economy. She also...

  • State officials: Senate jobless bill is flawed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Senate legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed is unworkable, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday as aides circulated a letter from state officials envisioning a series of difficulties they would encounter in administering the measure. The...



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