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  • Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor's office favors. The Democrat, locked in one of the nation's most-watched election races...

  • Zogby Report Card: 'Very bad form' playing golf after ISIS beheading

    President Obama dropped a grade by rushing back to vacation to play golf after a statement on the ISIS beheading of an American journalist. "Very bad form," said pollster John Zogby.

  • Initial unemployment claims fall

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 16 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,342 from the previous week's total of 2,364. For the...

  • Janet Yellen's calculation of when to end the Federal Reserve's stimulus is changing

    The Fed chairwoman, speaking Friday at a conference of top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., acknowledged that the Fed is nearing a tipping point in its calculation between tightening monetary policy at the risk of creating more unemployment and keeping money too loose for too long.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...

  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders introduces legislation to help prevent another Ferguson

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to address the national crisis of black youth unemployment. 

  • Astorino unveils jobs plan in NY governor race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture. One of Astorino's more unusual proposals...

  • Unemployment rises in most US states in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday...

  • Initial unemployment claims rise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 9 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 2,364 from the previous week's total of 2,293. For the...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 16

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday. FLORIDA'S NEW UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS REMAIN STEADY The state's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that Florida's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the...

  • California unemployment remains at 7.4 percent

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent in July, but two surveys used to calculate the rate showed different results, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday. EDD said its survey of businesses in the state found an increase of...

  • Florida's unemployment rate remains unchanged

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that the state's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the Great Recession. New numbers released by the state show that the jobless rate was 6.2 percent last month. That's the...

  • Unemployment rate drops in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The state labor department says New York City's unemployment rate has dropped. It was 7.8 percent in July. That's down from 7.9 percent in June. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1nVIsgY ) says the drop occurred even though the private sector lost 9,000 jobs. A...

  • US jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's...

  • Obama's slow-motion recovery creates a retrograde economy: Examiner Editorial

    If Obama wants the job market to recover faster, he should stop hanging dead weights on its belt.



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