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  • 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...

  • Groundbreaking set for physics research facility at Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University. The school says an event celebrating the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is planned for Monday morning on the university's East Lansing campus. U.S. Sens. Carl...

  • Is the immigration system really broken?

    President Obama likes to talk about how the immigration system is "broken," most recently on Thursday when he ordered a review of deportation practices after a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

  • Senate strikes deal on unemployment insurance extension

    The Senate surprisingly announced a deal Thursday to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans. Optimism for a deal appeared low as early as Wednesday, when several senators said they didn't think a compromise would be reached before the...

  • Manhattan Moment: Democrats don't practice what they preach on minimum wage

    Once again, congressional leaders are telling Americans to do as they say, not as they do.

  • Obama signs order to revise overtime pay rules

    President Obama on Thursday unveiled his latest initiative to boost workers' pay, saying he wanted to “restore the common-sense principle behind overtime.”

  • Applications for US jobless aid dip to 3-month low

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.



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