Labor Market Signals Modest Job Growth

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The number of Americans filing new jobless claims surged last week, increasing doubts about the economy’s health. In the week ending July 14, applications for benefits increased by 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The increase followed a drop of 24,000 last week. The less volatile four-week average fell More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Gallup: Americans Say Create More Jobs and Reduce Outsourcing

In a new poll by Gallup, Americans say the most important thing that could be done to improve the U.S. economy is the focus on jobs and many suggestions involve the government in one way or the other. More than More...

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By Lynn Herman On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Technology Sector Job Cuts Surge 260%

By: Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. HP CUTS PUSH DOWNSIZING TO 3-YEAR HIGH OF 51,529 CHICAGO, July 16, 2012 – Planned layoffs that will impact 30,000 workers at computer giant Hewlett-Packard helped push More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Jobless Claims Dip to Lowest Level in Four Years

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in four years. The Labor Department reported that in the week ending July 7, initial jobless claims fell by 26,000 to More...

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By Lynn Herman On Friday, July 6th, 2012

Jobless Rate Improves in June

The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in June, an improvement from May’s 69,000, but well below economists’ projections. However, the number of unemployed persons (12.7 million) was essentially unchanged and the More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 5th, 2012

U.S. Private Sector Hiring Improves

Planned layoffs fell to a 13-month low in June and private-sector hiring increased at a strong pace in June. In the week ending June 30, the Labor Department reported Thursday that initial jobless claims fell by More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 5th, 2012

June Job Cuts Plunge to 13-Month Low

By Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Employers cut 37,551 last month; midyear total of 283,091 up 15 percent from 2011   CHICAGO, July 5, 2012 – Planned layoffs fell to a 13-month low in June, as U.S.-based More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Applications for Jobless Benefits Falls Slightly, Manufacturing Slows

The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell slightly, and manufacturing in the Philadelphia region decreased, pointing to a weakening economy. In the week ending June 16, the Labor More...

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By Lynn Herman On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

US Labor Department Announces Guidance to State Unemployment Insurance Agencies on Implementing Short-time Compensation or ‘Work Sharing’

By The U.S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced guidance to state agencies responsible for Unemployment Insurance regarding short-time compensation, commonly referred More...

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By Lynn Herman On Monday, June 11th, 2012

Home Care Workers Deserve Protections

By Catherine Ruckelshaus, Special to CNN updated 8:08 AM EDT, Mon June 11, 2012 (CNN) — Five years ago Monday, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to a hardworking woman from Queens, New York. Evelyn More...

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