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Jobless Figures
Butler County continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in the nine-county region at 4.6 percent in March, the latest month for which numbers are available. The cou...
May 24, 2017 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler County continued its long-term trend of leading a nine-county region with the lowest unemployment rate in November at 5.1 percent of a 98,700-member work force, a...
December 30, 2016 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
The jobless rate for the nine-county region generally trended upward in October. Rates for six of the counties, including Butler, were up. Despite the increase, Butler c...
December 02, 2016 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
The jobless rate in Butler County in September remained at 5.3 percent, the lowest in the nine-county region. The county with the most improvement during the month was C...
November 23, 2016 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose again in June for the fifth straight month, although payrolls leaped up by 20,000. The state Department of Labor and I...
July 23, 2016 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
November's unemployment numbers generally reflect continued employment strength in Butler and its eight surrounding counties. Butler had the lowest jobless rate at 4.4 p...
January 02, 2016 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler and all eight bordering counties showed improved jobless figures in August, the latest month for which statistics are available. Butler continued to lead with the...
October 01, 2015 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Unemployment in Butler County in May increased by a tenth of a percent from April to May, but still registered the lowest seasonally adjusted jobless rate in the nine-co...
July 01, 2015 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler County posted a 4.7-percent unemployment rate in April, the lowest rate in a 9-county area of Western Pennsylvania, according to the state Department of Labor and...
June 03, 2015 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Unemployment rates in the nine-county region remained low in December, according to the state Department of Labor. Butler and four other regional counties show unemploym...
February 05, 2015 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler and Allegheny counties led the way to improved jobless rates in June, both registering 4.9 percent for the second time this year. Both counties reached that mark ...
August 01, 2014 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler County's jobless rate slipped slightly in May to 5.2 percent from April's mark of 4.7 percent. May's mark tied Allegheny County for the lowest rate in the nine-co...
July 03, 2014 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler maintained the lowest unemployment rate in the region in March at 5.2 percent. Allegheny County was the only other regional county to have a rate below 6 percent....
April 30, 2014 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler County's unemployment rate for January fell to 5.2 percent, representing the lowest rate in the nine-county region. Seven of the counties have lower rates than in...
March 20, 2014 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
While recently lunching with lawyers, I noticed that some mobile devices were out on the table. It prompted me to raise an etiquette question to the attorneys: Is it bad...
March 20, 2014 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler County's jobless rate for November 2013 remained at 6.0 percent, the lowest rate in the nine-county region. November's seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers ar...
January 11, 2014 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler County's jobless rate for October 2013 remained at 6.1 percent. the lowest rate in the nine-county region. October's seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers are ...
December 09, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
CHICAGO — There was a time when Tom Sadowski thought he'd stop working after turning 65 earlier this year. But he's put off retirement for at least five years — and now ...
October 17, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
If you’re offered a job interview — on the phone or in person — it is perfectly acceptable for you to ask questions. While the interviewer is trying to figure out if you...
October 17, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Managers use new tricks to lure, keep workers In April, Jennifer Hwang’s bosses at Seattle startup Julep told her to report immediately to a conference room for an unexpe...
September 19, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
No one expects a bank to hire a convicted embezzler. There are many safety reasons — financial and physical — why employers don’t hire people with criminal pasts. But so...
September 19, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Butler County's jobless rate for July 2013 dropped slightly, from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate in the nine-county area. Eight counties saw their rates dec...
September 06, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Enter “dumb interview questions” in a search engine, and you can spend hours reading examples from job hunters and human resource professionals alike. The interesting th...
August 15, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Chelsea Lanzoni was on her way from the lacrosse fields of Vanderbilt University to a summer internship at National Geographic in Washington, but her first stop was a dr...
August 15, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Through experts and workplace fashion observations, here are clothing tips for interns and college graduates. Better to go conservative until you know the culture: • No...
August 15, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
WASHINGTON — A measure of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits over the past month has fallen to its lowest level in almost six years, signaling fewer layoffs...
August 15, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
4-step method is helpful tool Question: I need to know what today’s employers are really looking for when they ask for a job applicant’s “salary requirements.” I recently...
August 15, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
QUESTION: No matter how hard I try, I can’t get my boss organized. He’s always late and constantly asks for information at the last minute. I have offered numerous sugge...
July 18, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
'Quit rate' hits highest level in last 4 years Patrick McAvoy knew his job had some drawbacks. As a contract employee at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, he lacked b...
July 18, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments
Graduates should combine networking with true passions In the boardroom of large public companies, where few women sit at the table, there’s a dysfunctional dynamic going...
June 20, 2013 Jobless Figures 0 Comments