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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...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 15, 2021 13:17 PM EST

Kansas City Star. November 11, 2021. Editorial: Pay people not to take the COVID-19 shot? What are Kansas Republicans even thinking? Should we pay the unvaccinated to stay home because the COVID-19 vaccine frightens them? It’s a completely absurd,...

Many women have left the workforce. When will they return?

Nov. 04, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when Naomi Peña could seemingly do it all: Work a full-time job and raise four children on her own. But when the viral pandemic struck early last year, her personal challenges began to mount and she faced an aching decision: Her...

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

Oct. 22, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were...

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

Oct. 22, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were...

US unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

Oct. 14, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months. Unemployment claims dropped 36,000 to 293,000 last...

Projects overshadow Danville’s lost jobs, population decline

Oct. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — If Danville were a math equation, there would be more pluses than minuses. That’s the opinion of many of those who were asked how the city is doing these days. The pluses: Area parks that are second to none, demolition of...

Delta variant and worker shortage keep a lid on job growth

Oct. 08, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic has kept its grip on the economy, with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs. Friday’s report from the Labor...

12 state employees lose jobs after not complying with order

Oct. 08, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

A dozen recently hired Connecticut state employees lost their jobs Friday after they refused to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont's order to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing. Max Reiss, the Democratic governor's spokesperson, said that number is expected...

Puzzle overhanging job market: When will more people return?

Oct. 07, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government issues the September jobs report on Friday, the spotlight will fall not only on how many people were hired last month. A second question will command attention, too: Are more people finally starting to look for work? To an...