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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

Another solid month of hiring likely in December jobs report

WASHINGTON/January 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. businesses likely closed out 2017 with a strong month of hiring fueled by growing optimism among companies about the economy’s momentum. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in December, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. The unemployment rate is projected to remain 4.1 percent, the lowest level since … Continue reading Another solid month of hiring likely in December jobs report

Talent Shortages Forcing Employers To Change Hiring Tactics

MENLO PARK, Calif./ Jan. 3, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — With the unemployment rate for college-educated workers at around 2%, employers are finding it difficult to recruit top talent in many professional occupations. In a recent survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, 65% of CFOs said it is at least somewhat challenging to identify skilled workers for current … Continue reading Talent Shortages Forcing Employers To Change Hiring Tactics

Germany ended 2017 with record high employment

FRANKFURT, Germany/January 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—The number of jobless people in Germany fell by 183,000 in December compared with a year earlier and the country finished the year with a record 44.3 million people in work. The unemployment rate remained unchanged from the month before at 5.3 percent according to Germany’s national jobs agency. Some 2.385 million … Continue reading Germany ended 2017 with record high employment

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

December 14, 2017 (AP)(StlRealEstate.News) – As the nation’s economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle’s was about to take off. In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little-known South Lake Union district — and then expanded eight-fold over the next seven years to fill 36 buildings. Everywhere you … Continue reading Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind