- MDES releases January jobless figures Updated: Mar-12-14 11:49 am
- UNC Charlotte economist see growth for NC Updated: Mar-12-14 9:29 am
- Business tax incentive plan headed to Senate floor Updated: Mar-11-14 9:01 pm
- US employers posted more open jobs in January Updated: Mar-11-14 11:25 am
- After Boeing bid, Rockford targets high-tech jobs Updated: Mar-10-14 8:47 pm
- Paiva Weed: Skills gap a serious, growing problem Updated: Mar-10-14 7:47 pm
- Arkansas lands $165 million poultry operation Updated: Mar-10-14 2:28 pm
- Obama economists: Rosier picture if budget passed Updated: Mar-10-14 1:53 pm
- Maine gov touts business incentive 'zones' plan Updated: Mar-10-14 1:52 pm
- Despite obstacles, the bull market turns 5 Updated: Mar-09-14 8:46 am
- 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
- 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
JACKSON, Mississippi - New figures on Mississippi's labor force show Clay County with the highest unemployment rate of 17.4 percent in January.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - An economist at the University of North Carolina Charlotte says he expects the state's unemployment rate to continue dropping this year.
BOISE, Idaho - A tax-incentive plan aimed at luring businesses to expand in Idaho is headed to the Senate floor despite some opponents' concerns that it could permit cronyism.
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in January than in December, a sign that hiring should remain steady in coming months.
As the city of Rockford attempted to rebuild its long-struggling economy a few years ago, officials found promise in a humming aerospace sector that had sprung up where other manufacturing had faltered.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The so-called skills gap is a "serious and growing problem" that must be addressed as part of a push to improve the sagging Rhode Island economy, the state Senate president said Monday.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Poultry supplier Peco Foods announced plans Monday for a new plant, hatchery and feed mill in northeast Arkansas, a $165 million operation expected to create 1,000 jobs in two rural counties.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year is not likely to heed that call.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage began his push on Monday for a proposal that would offer business tax breaks and workers the freedom not to join labor unions, heralding it as a way to attract businesses that will pump millions into the economy and create thousands of jobs.
NEW YORK - Happy 5th birthday, bull market.
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.
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.