- Massachusetts energy company plans Groveton plant Updated: Mar-08-14 9:28 am
- Why severe weather made little mark on US hiring Updated: Mar-08-14 3:04 am
- China's February exports down 18 percent Updated: Mar-08-14 12:22 am
- US job gain despite freeze raises economic hopes Updated: Mar-08-14 12:04 am
- Indiana residents dropping out of labor force Updated: Mar-08-14 12:04 am
- US stocks muddled as Ukraine tensions fester Updated: Mar-07-14 4:53 pm
- Ky.'s jobless rate drops in January Updated: Mar-07-14 4:46 pm
- California unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent Updated: Mar-07-14 2:49 pm
- Md. House approves minimum wage hike Updated: Mar-07-14 2:01 pm
- January jobless rate in Texas falls to 5.7 percent Updated: Mar-07-14 12:26 pm
- Pa. jobless rate falls again, hiring flat in Jan. Updated: Mar-07-14 12:21 pm
- Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 percent Updated: Mar-07-14 11:49 am
- Ohio's jobless rate drops to 6.9 percent in Jan. Updated: Mar-07-14 9:58 am
- RI jobless rate ticks down to 9.2 percent Updated: Mar-06-14 4:40 pm
- Illinois unemployment rate 8.7 percent for January Updated: Mar-06-14 4:15 pm
- Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap Updated: Mar-06-14 2:38 pm
- Mass. gains 55,000 jobs in '13 but jobless rate up Updated: Mar-06-14 1:26 pm
- Stocks move higher as US job market improves Updated: Mar-06-14 12:04 pm
- Report: Anniston trails Alabama in job recovery Updated: Mar-06-14 10:17 am
- US productivity slows in fourth quarter Updated: Mar-06-14 8:57 am
- US applications for jobless aid reach 3-month low Updated: Mar-06-14 8:48 am
- Washington jobless rate drops to 6.4 percent Updated: Mar-06-14 1:34 am
- China says priority is jobs, not growth target Updated: Mar-06-14 12:38 am
- Democrat Burke releases first TV ad of campaign Updated: Mar-05-14 5:08 pm
- Yellen pledges focus on jobs and stable prices Updated: Mar-05-14 2:46 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A proposal to convert part of a shuttered North Country paper mill into a transfer station for natural gas could create more than 80 jobs and cut the town of Groveton's tax bills in half.
WASHINGTON - Last month's harsh winter weather cut across the U.S. economy, closing factories, canceling flights and keeping shoppers home.
BEIJING - China's exports plunged by an unexpectedly large 18 percent in February, possibly denting hopes trade will help drive the slowing economy while communist leaders push ambitious promised reforms.
WASHINGTON - Job growth in the United States has proved surprisingly consistent.
INDIANAPOLIS - Sara Swinehart chucked her job as an autism therapist in Lafayette last summer to go on a cross-country bicycling adventure. The 27-year-old woman has yet to return to the workforce, living at her parent's home in Valparaiso while she weighs her job options.
NEW YORK - One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's unemployment rate has inched downward, dropping to 7.7 percent in January.
LOS ANGELES - California's unemployment rate continued its downward trend, dropping to 8.1 percent in January, even as the number of nonfarm jobs declined.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland House of Delegates voted Friday to phase in an increase in the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 5.7 percent in January - the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in January to its lowest rate since 2008, although hiring remained flat, according to new figures released Friday.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate hit 3.5 percent in January, its lowest mark since September 2008, according to a state Labor Department report released Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's unemployment rate dropped slightly in January to 6.9 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the state.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down in January to 9.2 percent, and the number of jobs was up sizably, state labor officials said Thursday.
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in January, down from the previous month's revised rate of 8.9 percent.
SAN JOSE, California - Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore. Buditom rooms with his sister an hour's drive from work. Farfan gets his groceries at a food pantry.
Massachusetts gained more than 55,000 jobs in 2013, the largest calendar year increase since 2000, state officials reported Thursday.
NEW YORK - Stocks are moving higher on some encouraging news about the U.S. job market.
ANNISTON, Alabama - Compared to all other metro areas in Alabama, Calhoun County has recovered fewer jobs since the Great Recession hit, but recent signs suggest increased local economic gains are ahead.
WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity grew at an even slower annual rate than previously thought in the final three months of last year.
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
SEATTLE - Washington state has more jobs than before the start of the recession, with a January unemployment rate of 6.4 percent, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday.
BEIJING - China's finance minister said Thursday that creating jobs is the government's priority this year and economic growth below the official target of 7.5 percent might be acceptable.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrat Mary Burke's first television ad in the race against Republican Gov. Scott Walker will begin airing in multiple markets Friday, touting her background with bicycle maker Trek while also attacking Walker's record on jobs.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed has made much progress in repairing the damage caused by the financial crisis and recession but cautions that more work must be done.