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  • Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 5:46 am
  • ATLANTA - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.8 percent.

  • Texas Gov. Perry courts NY business, Cuomo debate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:41 pm
  • NEW YORK - States should face economic competition from each other because it pushes them to make sure their business environments are as strong as possible, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday as he met with business owners in New York City and encouraged them to consider moving to his state.

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:55 pm
  • FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky - To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

  • Governor announces Nebraska job-searching app 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:13 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is launching a mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help jobseekers looking for employment in the state.

  • First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:40 am
  • WASHINGTON - Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

  • Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:04 am
  • NEW YORK - If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance.

  • Job market for college grads better but still weak 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:34 pm
  • WASHINGTON - With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads - a bit.

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
  • Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:

  • First-time unemployment insurance claims rise 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:40 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 12 increased from the previous week's total.

  • Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too.

  • NC report: More sought work in March, found jobs 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:34 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Almost 8,000 more people were either working or looking for jobs in March, a shift from a trend that indicated people were dropping out of the labor force, the state Commerce Department reported Monday.

  • Treasury Secretary to visit Detroit on jobs push 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:49 am
  • DETROIT - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit this week to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth.

  • Higher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:23 am
  • NEW YORK - Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.

  • Alaska's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:01 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - State labor officials say Alaska's unemployment rate in March was 6.6 percent.

  • Millennials often stuck on entry-level carousel 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:16 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Briana Tony hasn't graduated from college yet, and she's already frustrated with the job market.

  • Gap between Indiana wages, living costs grows 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:28 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana workers' pay didn't keep pace with inflation last year, and economic experts say the state needs to focus more on the quality of jobs instead of the quantity to close the distance.

  • RI's 5 things: City subpoenaed, overdose efforts 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:29 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - From records related to Gordon Fox being subpoenaed to a House panel hearing a bill to legalize marijuana, here are five things to know in Rhode Island:

  • Economist: 2018 minimum wage will be worth $9.25 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:23 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - In a plan approved by the legislature, full-time minimum-wage workers in Maryland will ultimately make about $875 less annually than they would have under the governor's proposed timetable, an economic analyst said.

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Vermont says unemployment now 2nd lowest in US 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:40 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin says the latest unemployment statistics show Vermont now has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

  • New Mexico jobless rate at 7 percent last month 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:11 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent in March, up from 6.7 percent in February but down from 6.9 percent in March 2013.

  • Idaho unemployment rate drops in March 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:59 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percentage point in March to 5.2 percent, the lowest rate in 5 1/2 years.

  • Alabama jobless rate ticks up to 6.7 percent 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:41 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The number of available workers seeking jobs in Alabama increased quicker than the available positions last month, leading to a slight rise in the state's unemployment rate, labor officials said Friday.

  • Nebraska jobless inches up to 3.7 percent 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:25 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, but the state's jobless rate remains one of the lowest in the nation, according to a state report released Friday.

  • Colorado adds 3,300 jobs from February to March 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:17 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado added jobs for the 29th straight month in March, and as the good economic news mounts, more people are seeking work, the state's chief economist said Friday.