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Lower Unemployment Numbers

A report released today by the Labor Department shows the fewest number of people applying for unemployment benefits since May 2007.

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This Week’s “Hot Jobs” Report

 

Here's a list of jobs available from the New Bedford Career Center. Sharon Martin is with us every Wednesday at 8:35am.

Senior Account Clerk/Personnel Office #3919479 -Confidential employee who assists with the processing of employee benefits, personnel records and application recruitment to ensure that all employees are receiving the best level of benefits available to them, employee records are correct and up to date and the City is hiring and retaining the most qualified employees.

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Greater New Bedford Unemployment Rate Increased

Greater New Bedford's unemployment rate increased along with the rest of the state in January, with Greater New Bedford dropping 2,600 of its roughly 71,000 jobs and lifting the percentage of unemployed to 11.7 percent.

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700 Employees Laid Off at Disney Interactive

Things aren't as cheery in the Magic Kingdom as we'd hope after hearing about this staggering amount of layoffs at Disney.

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Over 100 Mass. Inmates Caught Cashing Unemployment Checks

Even the most ardent, entitlement-happy, liberal should have no problem with this story. So far, 127 MA state prison inmates have been caught illegally collecting unemployment pay while behind bars.

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New Bedford August Unemployment Rate Remains One of State’s Highest

Local unemployment rates across the state were released Tuesday. According to the Office of Labor and Workforce Development, in August, over the month job gains occured in the Worcester area with the remaining eleven areas, for which estimates are published, lost jobs.

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Mass. Jobless Rate Edges Up In July

The Massachusetts unemployment rate climbed to 7.2 percent in July, as the state added just 300 jobs and more residents began searching for work.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Fewest Americans Since 2007 Seek Jobless Benefits

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 334K

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue.

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%

Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.

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