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Weekly Jobless Claims Plummet to 1973 Lows

The U.S. Labor Department has released a solid weekly jobless claims report for the week ending July 18. Its advance report for seasonally adjusted initial claims was down a massive ...
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Five States With Highest Unemployment

The national unemployment rate for June was 5.3%, essentially unchanged from May. And the lowest unemployment rate in the country was less than half that, 2.6% in Nebraska. No other ...
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Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage for 800,000 Workers

By 2020, as many as 800,000 minimum wage workers in the city of Los Angeles will be earning $15 an hour. The city council on Tuesday evening approved a plan ...
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Major US Companies to Add 100,000 Jobs

A coalition of 17 companies announced Monday morning a job creation program called the “100,000 Opportunities Alliance,” which has a goal of being the nation’s largest employer-led group committed to ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpected Rise Back Toward 300,000

This past week brought an unusual rise in weekly jobless claims, up 15,000 to 297,000. Bloomberg was calling for a reading of only 276,000. It is very possible that the ...
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Job Openings at New High, While Labor Force Participation Rate Looks Dismal

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) report. America had a total number of 5.4 million job openings on the last ...
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More Than 2 Million People Still Unemployed Long Term

The ranks of the long-term unemployed -- those out of work for 27 weeks or more -- were 2.1 million in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This ...
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Unemployment Remains Above 20% in 2 Cities

Unemployment rates in two American cities are closer to the jobless rate of Greece than that of the United States. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest in ...
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Only 1% of Facebook Tech Employees Are Black

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) management issued a report showing that only 2% of its workers are black. Among tech workers, the figure falls to 1%. The social media company's executives claim ...
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Unemployment Drops Below 3% In Nebraska

The U.S. economy has added enough workers since unemployment hit 10% at the depths of the recession that the national jobless rate has moved down to 5.5%. The recovery has been ...
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Unemployment Rate at 7% in Nevada and West Virginia

While the U.S. unemployment rate hovers around 5.5%, and America added 280,000 jobs in May, some portions of the country have not entirely escaped the tail end of the recession. ...
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US Job Openings Now at All-Time High

When you hear that employers cannot find workers, or that job seekers are not happy with the available jobs, some market and economic watchers scratch their heads. Now a new ...
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Long-Term Unemployment Still at 2.4 Million

While the number of people employed in the United States surged higher by 280,000 in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 5.5%, the count of the long-term unemployed stayed at 2.4 ...
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Google Reports 21% of 2014 Tech Job Hires Were Women

Hoping to reverse the impression that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is a male-dominated culture, particularly among its tech ranks, the huge search company disclosed that 21% of its job additions ...
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States With the Highest Jobless Rates

By Larry Ramer Most of the states with the highest unemployment rates have seen their labor markets rebound over the past year, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. In ...
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