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  • Miss. jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in March as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs. A separate survey shows state employer payrolls fell for the fourth straight month, suggesting that Mississippi's stronger economic growth in late...

  • Ohio's jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent in March

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to 6.1 percent, its lowest level in six years, according to state job figures released Friday. The seasonally adjusted rate last month fell from 6.5 percent in February, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said. It's...

  • Bob Corker, other Tennessee Republicans refuse subpoenas from Big Labor

    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill...

  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and...

  • SC unemployment fell to 5.5 percent in March

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate continued a nearly yearlong decline last month, falling for the 10th month in a row, state officials said Friday. The state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. That's down...

  • Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute. More than...

  • House Dems demand Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam turn over documents on union bid

    Rep. George Miller, sent a letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday demanding "all communications" between state government officials, Volkswagen and any "third parties" regarding any proposed state financial incentives relating to the German automaker's Chattanooga plant.

  • 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...

  • NY jobless rate up slightly in March to 6.9 pct.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state labor department says the unemployment rate was up slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 6.8 percent in February. It says New York City also saw a slight increase to 8 percent from 7.9 percent a month earlier. In March 2013, the unemployment rate was 7.9 percent...

  • Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday. The nonpartisan budget...

  • Media Matters for America is resisting SEIU's effort to unionize its staff

    Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected...

  • News from Britain: Smaller state means more jobs

    About one-third of the money in the Obama Democrats' 2009 stimulus program went to state and local governments. The obvious aim was to maintain levels of public sector employment -- and public sector union membership.

  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is heating up between Northwestern University and a group that's trying to unionize college athletes. A federal agency is considering Northwestern's appeal of a ruling that said scholarship athletes are essentially university employees — and therefore have the...

  • NJ unemployment rate inches up to 7.2 percent

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary data show New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up to 7.2 in March from 7.1 the previous month as the state lost 1,300 jobs. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department shows private sector employment declined by 700 jobs, but says that sector...

  • 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.



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