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August Jobless Rate at 6.1%

WASHINGTON —The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before.  Businesses claimed to create a net of 142,000 new jobs, a separate survey showed. Data from BLS’ August survey week showed 9.591 million unemployed, down 80,000 from July. The median time any worker has been jobless – […]

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Good Jobs First Analysis: The Corporate Rich Get Richer

WASHINGTON –When Boeing put its Puget Sound production line up for bid late last year, in a wrangle with the Machinists over a contract extension, Washington state jumped in with an $8.7 billion tax break package to keep the planes in the Pacific Northwest.  And under pressure from state officials and international union leaders, local workers narrowly and bitterly agreed […]

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GOP-Imposed Partial Federal Shutdown Pushes Jobless Rate Up In October

  WASHINGTON—The partial federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by Tea Party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation’s jobless rate up that month by 0.1% to 7.3%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Private businesses claimed to create 204,000 new jobs last month, a […]

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