Employment figures

March 23, 2017 - 6:40 am
ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate has decreased to 5.3 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday released the new jobless numbers, which are from February. The 5.3 percent rate is down from 5.5 percent in January. State Labor...
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FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
March 23, 2017 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, a woman passes a "We're Hiring!" sign while entering a clothing store in the Downtown Crossing of Boston. On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for January. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 16, 2017 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers posted more open positions in January and the number of Americans quitting jumped, evidence that the job market is steadily improving. The Labor Department says job openings rose 1.6 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted 5.6 million. While healthy, openings have...
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March 15, 2017 - 7:57 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS UPDATE: Judge in Hawaii puts Trump's travel ban on hold UNDATED (AP) — The federal judge in Hawaii who put President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on hold cited "questionable evidence supporting the government's national security motivation." U.S. District Judge...
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March 15, 2017 - 4:05 pm
FEDERAL RESERVE As expected, Fed boosts rates WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will hike its key short-term rate, the third increase since December 2015 and a show of confidence in that the economy is stable. Steady hiring has brought down the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent, while the Fed's...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and forecast two additional hikes this year. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans. The Fed's key...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says Federal Reserve officials have not had a detailed discussion yet about the possible economic impacts of President Donald Trump's economic program. She...
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March 15, 2017 - 7:38 am
TRUMP UPDATE: Trump blasts reporter over release of tax form WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump is criticizing the reporter who released a portion of Trump's 2005 tax return, casting doubt on the reporter's account of how he obtained the form. The tax forms were obtained by the Pulitzer Prize-...
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March 14, 2017 - 7:48 am
WINTER WEATHER Wintry mix hits Philly, increases icing threat NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the dividing line between snow and a wintry mix from a nor'easter pushing through the southern New Jersey-Pennsylvania region has moved farther inland, cutting down the anticipated snow...
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March 14, 2017 - 5:49 am
WINTER WEATHER New York could get 20 inches of snow NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter has started lashing the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service has issued...
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