(The Center Square) – New unemployment filings dropped last week to their lowest level since the second week of March 2020, right before stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 were put in place across the country.
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On Nov. 6, 2021, the Larrabee Center will host its 18th Trinkets & Togs Fashion Show fundraiser. This is the biggest event of the year wit…
(The Center Square) – The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly jobs report Friday showing the economy created far fewer jobs in the month of September than experts expected.
(The Center Square) – Federal economic data released Thursday showed a sharp drop in in new unemployment filings, ending several weeks of rising claims and potentially confirming experts' predictions that ending federal unemployment benefits would lower unemployment.
(The Center Square) – Iowa business leaders indicated their expectations for the economy have “leveled off slightly,” according to the Iowa Business Council's third-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2021.
Pick any two cities or towns in the United States, and each will be home to people who work in very similar fields. Certain occupations in areas like education, sanitation, law enforcement, health care, and retail are common across the country as they are practical necessities. Still, the occupational makeup of different parts of the […]
(The Center Square) – Federal unemployment benefits ended over the holiday weekend, raising questions about how the payments’ expiration will affect the job market and whether Congress will renew the benefits.
(The Center Square) – Seasonally adjusted, jobs in health care and social assistance, the largest sector by employment in Iowa, increased by 1,200 in July, which was the industry’s first gain since December 2020, Iowa Workforce Development reported.
The U.S. economy has made a remarkable comeback from the deep dive caused by the pandemic. Consumer spending (fueled by savings and government stimulus money) is strong, the economy recently added the most jobs in nearly a year, and the housing market is booming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm employment has grown by 1.5% from January to May, and the unemployment rate is now 5.9%, well below the high of 14.8% seen in April 2020.
(The Center Square) – As President Joe Biden issues new COVID-19 restrictions and encourages businesses to do the same, new economic data show the economy may be anticipating the impact.