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Despite economic boom in Oklahoma, state is facing more cuts to education, social programs 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
College graduates walking into improved job market 23.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads -- a bit.
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Job market for college grads better but still weak 22.4.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began....
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Labor Department: Job market improved for 2013 college grads but remained weak 22.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift U.S. economy 22.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
pring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.
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Thawing out: After a bitter winter, warmer spring temperatures are revitalizing the US economy 22.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift U.S. economy 22.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter’s deep freeze. Economists had expected the growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow and steady improvement. But an unusually bitter winter sent factories, hiring and consumer spending into hibernation. Now, as temperatures rise, the economy is regaining momentum. Factories are busier. Consumers are spending more. Banks are making more loa...
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George Osborne's gamble: is it paying off? 21.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A year ago, the chancellor was still living down his 'omnishambles' budget and critics doubted his economic plan could ever work. But now he is claiming success for some recovery and seeing his own stock rise. What's behind the change in fortunes?

George Osborne has a spring in his step. A well-received budget, a growing economy, a fighting chance of winning the election, the opportunity to stick it to his critics. If, as they say, revenge is a dish best served cold, the chancellor has been plating up a large helping in the past few weeks. But between now and the general election of

7 May 2015 so much could go wrong for David Cameron and his closest cabinet pal a Blair/Brown partnership without the rivalry and suspicion that Osborne must wake in a sweat at night thinking about it.

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Retirement assets are making a comeback 19.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Business
Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the stock market fell so hard it lost nearly half its value.
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Long-term unemployed struggle to find — and keep — jobs 18.4.2014 Washington Post
For the long-term unemployed, finding a job is hard — but keeping one may be even harder. New research tracking people who have been out of work for six months or longer found that 23 percent landed a job within a few months of the study. But a year later, more than a third of that group was unemployed again or out of the labor force ...
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The Long-Term Unemployed Are Stuck Without Work Thanks To Bad Luck 18.4.2014 Think Progres

The single biggest predictor of whether someone will be out of work for a year or more is the state of the economy.

The post The Long-Term Unemployed Are Stuck Without Work Thanks To Bad Luck appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level 18.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Initial jobless claims in the past month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly last week to 304,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised figure of 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday
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Jobless claims hit pre-recession level 18.4.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Initial jobless claims in the past month hit their lowest level since the start of the recession in late 2007, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal. [...] that still means it is more than two years away, she said. "[...] far in the recovery and to this day, there is little question that the economy has remained far from maximum employment," Yellen said in a speech at the Economic Club of New York.
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Minnesota added 2,600 jobs in March, led by construction 18.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
State’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.8 percent.
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Minnesota employers added 2,600 jobs in March, construction booming 17.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
But the state's pace of job growth has fallen behind the national average.
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Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level 17.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Minn. jobless rate holds steady in March 17.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Job gains in the professional and business services sector led all others last month with 3,500 new jobs.
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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low 17.4.2014 NPR News
The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000 17.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 312,000. That average has fallen from 357,500 applications over the past 12 months. It is the lowest four-week average since October 2007, just two months before the Great R...
Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels 17.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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