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Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative 2019
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Paul Kurtz
May 16, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A huge job fair at Temple University drew hundreds of businesses and people looking for work. "This is Philadelphia's largest job fair event," said Michael Robinson who helped organize the 13th annual Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative (LNPWI). Robinson...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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Federal employees with their family and friends protest the government shutdown.
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David Madden
January 16, 2019 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — As the partial government shutdown continues to play out, a South Jersey congressman says he’s getting complaints from constituents affected by the impasse who have been turned down for unemployment benefits. Newly elected Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) sent a letter...
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New Jersey State House, Trenton, New Jersey,
David Madden
January 11, 2019 - 12:28 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- America’s longest government shutdown ever has put many people on edge when it comes to getting by. In New Jersey, officials are advising residents and furloughed government workers alike. Some 700,000 people on the SNAP program, those on food stamps, will see their...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Loredana Gonzalez, of Doral, Fla., fills out a job application at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File
November 02, 2018 - 1:30 pm
By Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic report before...
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In this June 21, 2018, file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Friday, Oct. 5, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File
October 05, 2018 - 9:20 am
By Christoher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, the lowest level since 1969. Hurricane Florence struck...
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Unemployment stands at 4%, close to an 18-year low.
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August 03, 2018 - 8:46 am
By Nathaniel Meyersohn (CNN Money) -- The job market keeps pumping out jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% and the economy added 157,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department said Friday. But workers' average hourly paychecks grew tepidly from the previous month and are up just 2.7% compared to...
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July 06, 2018 - 8:58 am
By Josh Boak WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a trade war with China. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent from 3.8 percent as more people began looking...
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Construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File
May 04, 2018 - 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has delivered steady if only modest gains for most Americans since the Great Recession ended in 2009. It's been a frustration for many. Yet the very sluggishness of the economic expansion helps explain why it's now the second-longest on record and why more of the...
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