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Blue Jackets Get Boost In Helping Ex-Offenders

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $17.2 million in funds for 18 organizations that help former offenders build their job skills.Full story

Jobless claims post second rise in 3 weeks

More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign the job market's recovery is slow and uneven. Full story

Texas company to pay $1.7M to Iowa workers

A federal judge ordered a Texas-based company accused of abusing and underpaying several mentally disabled men at a turkey plant in Iowa to pay $1.76 million to the former workers, the U.S. Labor Department said Wednesday. Full story

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Labor Dept. probing NJ gas station wage violations

Federal judge nixes request to replace Maine mural

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Fewer Americans apply for jobless benefits

Job growth picks up a bit in Mississippi

Conn. unemployment spikes as 6,000 jobs are lost

Job cuts for seniors could bring homelessness

Treasury prices rise after inflation worries wane

Consumers feel the pinch of pricier gas and food

Rising food, gas prices lift consumer inflation


  Maine governor removes labor history mural

Rachel Maddow reports on the removal of a mural depicting the history of the labor movement from Maine's Department of Labor at the request of Maine Governor LePage who felt the mural was insufficiently pro-business.

  Maine governor takes war on workers all the way to wall art

Maine Governor Paul LePage is so passionate about his agenda for rolling back workers' rights in his state that he's even dismantling a mural commissioned by the state for the Department of Labor depicting scenes from the U.S. labor movement.

  The Real Issue With Jobs

The Department of Labor announced there were 3.1 million job openings in the US last month, but there are still about 14 million unemployed Americans. Linda Barrington, managing director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell University, ...

  Over 15 million Americans unemployed

Friday’s Labor Department numbers show the unemployment rate is back up to 9.8 percent, with nearly one out of five Americans out of work. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis discusses.

  Bartiromo: Expect ‘flat’ jobs growth

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo tells msnbc’s Willie Geist what to expect from the U.S. Labor Department’s unemployment reports and how the results may impact the economy.

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Labor Activists Hold Demonstration In Front Of Sen. Schumer's Office
Labor Activists Hold Demonstration In Front Of Sen. Schumer's Office

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Protesters gather outside of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer`s office to demand more jobs on April 1, 2011 in New York City. The U.S. Labor Department announced on Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent last month as the U.S. economy enjoyed a net gain of 216,000