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WASHINGTON | Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

Florida News: Governor Scott – Florida’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in Over a Decade

Nearly 1.6 million jobs created since December 2010 TALLAHASSEE, FL – Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent – the lowest since April 2007 as Florida business have now created 1,595,000 jobs since December 2010.  In July, business created 26,300 private-sector jobs.  The Governor announced Florida’s employment numbers … Continue reading Florida News: Governor Scott – Florida’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in Over a Decade

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Missouri deciding on right-to-work law curbing union power

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — Missouri voters were deciding Tuesday whether to implement a right-to-work law limiting labor union powers that had been passed more than a year ago by Republican state officials but placed on hold when labor groups petitioned to force a public referendum. If voters consent, Missouri would become the 28th state outlawing … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Missouri deciding on right-to-work law curbing union power

WASHINGTON | US employers add 157,000 jobs, jobless rate hits 3.9 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. That’s near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent reached in May. Employers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US employers add 157,000 jobs, jobless rate hits 3.9 pct.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees Economy Moving Ahead ― For Now

LOS ANGELES/ June 13, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Note: With this second quarter economic report for 2018, the UCLA Anderson Forecast introduces a new report, providing analysis and perspective on the outlook for the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China. The Cathay Bank/UCLA Anderson Forecast U.S.-China Economic Report will be published quarterly in … Continue reading UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees Economy Moving Ahead ― For Now

Virginia News: Virginia Governor Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in Over a Decade

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in April to 3.3 percent and was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago.  April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent is the lowest rate since the December 2007 rate of 3.3 percent.  … Continue reading Virginia News: Virginia Governor Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in Over a Decade

WASHINGTON | Trump says rapper Kanye West has ‘good taste’ for liking him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is praising Kanye West, saying the rapper has “good taste” because he supports Trump. Trump says in an interview with “Fox & Friends” that West has “good taste” and sees the decline in unemployment rate among black and Hispanic Americans. Trump says, “He’s smart. He says, ‘You know what, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says rapper Kanye West has ‘good taste’ for liking him

Iowa’s unemployment rate drops – again – in December 2017

Iowa’s unemployment is tied with Vermont for 5th lowest unemployment rate in the country DES MOINES, IA (STL.News) Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in December, according to new Iowa Workforce Development numbers released on Tuesday.  That number is down from 3.5 percent one year ago.  It’s also down from 2.9 percent in November. … Continue reading Iowa’s unemployment rate drops – again – in December 2017