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  • U.S. Capitol
  • New legislation is headed to the House aimed at resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.
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  • Republicans and Democrats are stalled short of a deal to resurrect jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, leaving the fate of the legislation in doubt.
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  • U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years.
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  • A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy.
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  • U.S. job openings and overall hiring both reached five-year highs in September, signaling steady improvement in the job market.
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  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Lockheed Martin plant in Newtown Township, Bucks County is closing as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
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  • Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs, about 3.5 percent of its workforce, as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
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  • The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring in a month when the government was partly shut down for 16 days, and far more jobs in August and September than previously thought.
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  • The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very few workers.
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  • U.S. employers advertised more jobs in August but hiring was essentially flat, further evidence of a job market that has weakened after a promising start to the year.
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  • US employers add 148K jobs; jobless rate falls
  • The U.S. economy added just 148,000 jobs in September, suggesting that employers held back on hiring before a 16-day partial government shutdown began Oct. 1.
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  • US employers add 148K jobs; jobless rate falls
  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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  • Hundreds of people lined up in Camden, New Jersey on Monday on the hope new jobs will be coming soon.
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  • The nation's poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve.
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  • A measure of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits over the past month has fallen to its lowest level in almost six years, signaling fewer layoffs.
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  • U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March. The gains were enough to lower the unemployment rate to a 4½ -year low of 7.4 percent, a good sign in an otherwise lackluster report.
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  • The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 7,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000.
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  • Watch the Bloomberg Business report
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  • The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace despite government spending cuts and higher taxes.
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  • The unemployment rate across the 17 European countries that use the euro hit a record 12.2 percent in April, and the number of unemployed is on track to reach 20 million by year's end.
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  • Ex-offender job fair cancelled due to huge response
  • More than 3,700 job seekers overwhelmed the Municipal Services Building in Center City for a job fair Friday morning intended for ex-offenders.
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  • Ex-offender job fair cancelled due to huge response
  • Click play to watch the report from Action News' Matt O'Donnell
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  • Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country.
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  • New Jersey's unemployment rate fell again in April to 8.7 percent, the lowest it's been in four years, the state Department of Labor said Thursday.
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  • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the most since late March. The jump came a week after applications had reached a five-year low.
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  • U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months.
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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  • The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high last week, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays.
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  • A proposal to tighten New Jersey's unemployment rules has turned into a political battle between Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono.
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  • Plus, Nissan recalls and jobless claims fall
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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  • U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.
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  • The Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance has corrected a problem with its Tele-benefits system.
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News at 5:30 p.m.
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  • U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.
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  • A survey of Pennsylvania households in November found the biggest monthly drop in joblessness in nearly 30 years.
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  • Citigroup
  • Citigroup said Wednesday that it will cut 11,000 jobs, a bold early move by new CEO Michael Corbat. The cuts amount to about 4 percent of Citi's workforce of 262,000.
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  • An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.
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  • New Jersey lost nearly 12,000 jobs in October, most of them in the private sector, even as the unemployment rate inched down to 9.7 percent.
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  • The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.
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  • Chemical maker the DuPont Co. will cut 1,500 jobs and take other steps to increase competitiveness after a third quarter in which earnings fell sharply.
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  • The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted last week to seasonally adjusted 339,000, the lowest level in more than four years. The sharp drop offered a hopeful sign that the job market could pick up.
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  • A surprise on the economic front - the unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent for the first time in almost four years.
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  • The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away.
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  • Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas in August, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.
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  • Delaware's unemployment rate has risen for the second straight month in August but still remains below the national jobless rate.
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  • Job fair at Burlington Center Mall in NJ
  • Click play to watch Nora Muchanic's report from Action News at 5:00 p.m.
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  • Job fair at Burlington Center Mall in NJ
  • Well over a thousand people descended on the Burlington Center Mall Friday morning, but these folks were shopping for jobs.
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  • A trio of reports Thursday offered a reminder that the U.S. economy is struggling to grow and add jobs.
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