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Recovery yields more tax revenue than anticipated in Nevada

Dec. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s economy is rebounding more quickly than in some past recessions, but coronavirus variants continue to raise questions about the state’s path toward full recovery. The five-member panel responsible for economic forecasts on Tuesday said the...

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the November jobs report

Dec. 03, 2021 15:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first glance, the November jobs report was a sour one. U.S. employers added just 210,000 jobs. That was the lowest monthly gain since December — and not even half the total that economists had expected. It meant that hiring had decelerated even...

US jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs

Dec. 03, 2021 14:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's unemployment rate tumbled last month to its lowest point since the pandemic struck, even as employers appeared to slow their hiring — a mixed picture that pointed to a resilient economy that's putting more people to work. The government...

Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.8%, among best in nation

Nov. 24, 2021 15:17 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 2.8% from September to October, making the state’s unemployment rate tied for fourth-best in the nation. The Idaho Department of Labor also said Friday that the state’s labor force grew...

Alaska ends extra jobless benefits as more enter workforce

Nov. 24, 2021 13:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska will end extended unemployment benefits because more people are employed, and an expert says it should not have an impact on the consumer market. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced the...

Pennsylvania's jobless rate drops for 8th straight month

Nov. 23, 2021 12:23 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell for the eighth month in a row in October, according to new state figures, as payrolls grew but the labor force shrank amid an ongoing struggle for employers struggle to find workers. Pennsylvania’s...

U.S. jobless claims drop seventh straight week to 268,000

Nov. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000. U.S. jobless claims dipped by 1,000 last week from the week before, the Labor Department reported Thursday. ...

UK labor market 'resilient' despite end of salary program

Nov. 16, 2021 07:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is one step closer to raising interest rates next month, analysts said Tuesday after official figures showed that the end of the British government's salary support program for workers during the coronavirus pandemic has not yet led to the feared increase...

Labor shortage tough on employers, boon for job seekers

Nov. 06, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Worries over critical labor shortage challenges have migrated beyond the borders of the business community and are now shared by over two-thirds of Utahns, according to a new survey. The Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll conducted...

US employers shrugged off virus and stepped up hiring

Nov. 05, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that the recovery from the pandemic recession is overcoming a virus-induced slowdown. Friday’s report from the Labor Department...