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unemployment rate - NARH\'s late-March closing likely to affect April\'s jobless rate

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NARH's late-March closing likely to affect April's jobless rate

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PITTSFIELD -- Last month's closing of North Adams Regional Hospital and other Northern Berkshire Healthcare operations did not appear to register on Berkshire County's March unemployment rate because the layoffs hit at month's end. A state official says it could land in April's numbers. Those workers may not have had filed by the time the month ended, according to Ann Dufresne, a spokeswoman for the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

NARH\'s late-March closing likely to affect April\'s jobless rate

berkshireeagle.com

NARH's late-March closing likely to affect April's jobless rate

berkshireeagle.com2014-04-22 21:47:01Cache

PITTSFIELD -- Last month's closing of North Adams Regional Hospital and other Northern Berkshire Healthcare operations did not appear to register on Berkshire County's March unemployment rate because the layoffs hit at month's end. A state official says it could land in April's numbers. Those workers may not have had filed by the time the month ended, according to Ann Dufresne, a spokeswoman for the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession. But even though revenue is pouring into the state treasury, the legislature is wrestling with a self-inflicted budget crisis that could prompt cuts to education, public safety and health care.

Top 15 Employers For Veterans

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Top 15 Employers For Veterans

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The unemployment rate among veterans who have served on active duty since 2001 fell to 9% in 2013, according to data released last month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the jobless rate among all veterans dropped to 6.6%. As of 2013, 21.4 million people–9% of the civilian population over the age of 18–are veterans, defined as men and women who have previously served on active military duty in the U.S. armed forces and are now civilians.

Iranian women seek rights reform

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Iranian women seek rights reform

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Iranian women seek rights reformAdded: 22.04.2014 18:15 | 0 views | 0 commentsSource: digitaljournalist.orgHalf of the country’s university students are female but the unemployment rate for young women is at 42%, twice the national averageMore in www.ft.

Labor Department: Job market improved for 2013 college grads but remained weak

foxnews.com2014-04-22 15:56:47Cache

WASHINGTON –  The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began. The Labor Department reports that the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates — defined as those ages 20 to 29 who earned a four-year or advanced degree — was 10.9 percent. That was down from 13.3 percent in 2012 and was the lowest rate since 7.7 percent in 2007.

Hong Kong's jobless rate steady at 3.1% in Jan - March

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HONG KONG, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.1 percent in January-March, matching the December-February figure, Hong Kong's Census and Statistics Department said here on Tuesday. The underemployment rate also remained unchanged at 1.2 percent. An increase in the unemployment rate was observed in the decoration, repair and maintenance for buildings sectors, while a decrease was seen in the financing sector.

Job market for college grads better but still weak

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began. The Labor Department reports that the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates - defined as those ages 20 to 29 who earned a four-year or advanced degree - was 10.9 percent. That was down from 13.3 percent in 2012 and was the lowest rate since 7.7 percent in 2007.

Would raising the minimum wage to the living wage increase unemployment?

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Would raising the minimum wage to the living wage increase unemployment?

personneltoday.com2014-04-22 10:26:53Cache

Staff protest outside the National Gallery in January 2014. REX/Mark Thomas Some commentators fear that increasing the national minimum wage to the living wage would have a catastrophic impact on the employment rate. Hannah Price, partner at law firm Lewis Silkin, looks at the evidence. Massive unemployment? On 1 April 2014, the national minimum wage (NMW) celebrated its 15th anniversary, just days after Vince Cable announced a 3% increase in the basic rate to £6.50 per hour.

Many still stuck in idle as job growth plods along

seattletimes.com2014-04-20 04:06:44Cache

The most arresting piece of information from last week’s employment report was that Washington must add 8,500 new jobs per month to reach its pre-recession unemployment rate within three years. The state has added nowhere near that on a consistent basis. In March, considered a good month, 6,700 jobs were gained. Note that this doesn’t account for growth in the working-age population. So even more robust employment would be necessary to really make up for the losses and catch up.

Astonishing Decrease In Unemployment

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The last paragraph of my Tuesday column was as follows: “To sum up, I can say the growth forecasts below 3 percent seem to be quite pessimistic given the growth under way. That said, a growth rate of over 4 percent does not seem very likely. A key political economic factor in these circumstances would be developments in the unemployment rate. While you are reading this article, the labor market figures of January will have already been published.