- New Census numbers show Casper population exceeding 60,000 Updated: May-24-15 1:46 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Casper has exceeded 60,000 in population for the first time in its history thanks largely to active oil drilling in the area, and a state economist says he believes the recent downturn in oil prices won't cause the large population losses that the city and state experienced in past boom-to-bust cycles.
- Women-owned businesses surge in Wyoming Updated: May-24-15 12:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Jane Eickbush opened Bouquets Unlimited here in 1982 and has been the boss ever since.
- What will get Europe's economy rolling again? Updated: May-23-15 2:46 pm
SINTRA, Portugal - What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?
- Alabama unemployment rate increases slightly in April Updated: May-22-15 6:49 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 5.8 percent in April after months of steady decline.
- Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s Updated: May-22-15 4:31 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for three straight months, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday.
- Alaska unemployment rate reaches 6.7 percent in April Updated: May-22-15 1:34 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's unemployment rate reached 6.7 percent in April, up from March but lower than the same time last year.
- Idaho unemployment remains at 7-year low at 3.8 percent Updated: May-22-15 1:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's unemployment rate remained at a seven-year low of 3.8 percent in April.
- Tennessee unemployment drops to lowest rate in 7 years Updated: May-22-15 4:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's unemployment rate has dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.3 percent in March and the lowest rate in seven years.
- Republicans move to restructure Walker's job creation agency Updated: May-21-15 8:05 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers on the Legislature's finance committee moved Thursday to restructure Gov. Scott Walker's struggling job creation agency, approving a plan to remove the governor as chairman, dramatically reduce the agency's reserves and eliminate a program that would fund regional loans.
- Arizona's unemployment rate drops to 6 percent Updated: May-21-15 3:46 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from March.
- Rhode Island unemployment rate drops to 6.1 percent Updated: May-21-15 3:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in April dropped to 6.1 percent, the lowest rate in more than seven years.
- Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos Updated: May-21-15 3:40 pm
KITTEH, Jordan - Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky - even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage.
- Walker misses jobs promise by about 121,000 jobs Updated: May-21-15 3:35 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker made it only about halfway toward fulfilling his signature 2010 campaign promise - repeated in the 2012 recall - that 250,000 private sector jobs would be created over four years under his leadership.
- Illinois unemployment holds steady in April at 6 percent Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois' unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state's slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring states and more than half the country.
- Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level Updated: May-21-15 8:52 am
WASHINGTON - More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market.
- Irish unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 9.8 percent Updated: May-21-15 6:56 am
DUBLIN - Ireland's unemployment rate has fallen to 9.8 percent, the first time in six years that joblessness levels can be measured in single digits.
- Georgia's jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.3 percent Updated: May-21-15 6:54 am
ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.3 percent, which is unchanged from the previous month.
- Missouri loses jobs while unemployment increases slightly Updated: May-21-15 5:05 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7 percent last month while the economy lost several thousand jobs.
- Michigan joblessness ties US rate for 1st time in 15 years Updated: May-20-15 5:36 pm
DETROIT - Michigan's unemployment rate has fallen again, pulling even with the national rate for the first time in 15 years, the state announced Wednesday.
- Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy Updated: May-20-15 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.
- Washington unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in April Updated: May-20-15 2:59 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state's unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent last month, the lowest it's been in nearly seven years, officials said Wednesday.
- Nevada's April jobless rate doesn't budge despite more jobs Updated: May-20-15 1:20 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's April unemployment rate remains unchanged from March despite adding 12,800 seasonally-adjusted jobs in that time.
- Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe Updated: May-20-15 11:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery.
- Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage Updated: May-20-15 3:17 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates for the poor who have made it a primary objective as American wages stagnate.
- Lawmakers want to punish teachers who go on strike Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
SEATTLE - After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.