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Texas jobless rate falls to 5.5 percent in March

The strength of the Texas economy combined with a growing labor force contributed to a 5.5 percent March unemployment rate, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

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World's toughest job ad ends with smiles

The job ad listed the many unusual requirements for director of operations -- and still, a few dozen people answered it and set up video interviews.

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Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law.

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Jobless claims at lowest since 2007, but...

Americans are desperate for good news about jobs. Some thought they found it this morning when data came out showing that new claims for unemployment benefits suddenly plummeted last week to the lowest level since May 2007.


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Equal pay: 5 things you need to know

You've heard it thousands of times: Women earn 77 cents to a man's dollar. But in many ways, this statistic is misleading. That said, the pay gap itself isn't a myth.

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Senate votes to extend jobless benefits

The Senate on Monday passed a bill to extend federal jobless benefits for more than 2 million unemployed workers through May 31.

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Dems highlight equal pay in political push

From the White House to Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, Democrats are planning an across-the- board push on paycheck equality on Tuesday, the party's first large-scale coordinated effort on the issue ahead of November's midterm elections.


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