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Unemployment lowest in 7 years

In June, New York state’s private sector job count climbed by 24,200, or 0.3 percent to 7.8 million, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. Over the past two months, the ...

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US job openings surge; employers slow to hire

WASHINGTON — U.S. job openings surged in February to a 14-year high, yet employers filled fewer of those jobs than in the previous month. On a brighter note, the Labor Department also said Tuesday that layoffs fell sharply. Taken together, ...

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State unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

The statewide unemployment rate in New York declined slightly in November from 6 percent to 5.9 percent, reaching its lowest level since September 2008, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. In addition, New York ...

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Fed chair, unemployment on tap as Congress returns

WASHINGTON — Back to work on Monday, Congress faces a hefty list of unfinished business and a politically driven agenda in an election year that will determine control of the House and Senate. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen ...

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Education, business leaders tackle skills gap

BUFFALO — New York education and business leaders will brainstorm this week to address the conflicting problems of unemployment and unfilled jobs. A conference planned by the state Education Department will focus on how to prepare students to land jobs ...

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Labor grant helps RochesterWorks!

Part of a $65.5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to help speed up hiring for those individuals receiving unemployment compensation benefits is coming to Rochester in the form of up to five new career service advisors. “This is something ...

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Fewer seek unemployment aid, tying a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening. And in another reassuring sign for the economy, wholesale inflation remains mild outside of higher gas prices. Applications for unemployment aid ...

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Unemployment apps hover near low levels

WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Unemployment applications drop to a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in the U.S. fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 ...

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