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US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

...late October.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 750 to 298,750.Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The average has fallen nearly 13 percent in the past year, evidence the job market is improving. Companies are cutting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/us-jobless-aid-application
For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point

...November's 321,000 job gain is a net figure: Total hiring minus layoffs, quits and retirements.Early in the recovery, each month's net job gain was driven more by fewer layoffs than by more hiring. That helped explain why the unemployed had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-07/us-unemployed-job-market-h
These retailers could use some holiday cheer

...remains to be seen whether it will further pare down its fleet, which totals about 1,100 stores. In its latest round of layoffs in January, it closed 33 underperforming stores and laid off 2,000 employees.The prospects: Analysts are closely watching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/these-retailers-could-use-
Lackluster consumer, business spending may slow US growth in final months of 2014

...Yet the number of people seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level in nearly 3 months, a sign that layoffs have risen. The increase likely reflects seasonal job cuts at businesses affected by cold weather, such as construction firms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/lackluster-consumer-busine
Paine College plans furloughs, salary cuts, layoffs

...Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.The changes are part of Paine's efforts to resolve various accreditation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-29/paine-college-plans-furlo
Applications for US unemployment benefits top 300,000 for first time in nearly 3 months

...market. At least some of the rise occurred because of seasonal layoffs in businesses affected by the cold weather, such as construction...receiving unemployment aid.That partly reflects the drop in layoffs. But it also suggests that Americans are more confident that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/applications-us-unemployme
US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

...500.Employers are laying off fewer workers and have stepped up hiring this year. The weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs, and have fallen 16 percent in the past 12 months. They are close to the lowest levels since 2000, a sign companies are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/us-unemployment-aid-applic
US companies hire at fastest pace in 7 years

...figures for overall hiring, as well as the number of quits and layoffs. The monthly jobs figures are a net total of job gains or...earlier in the recovery, net job gains occurred mostly because layoffs fell. Thursday's report shows that gross hiring is now picking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-13/us-companies-hire-fastest-
Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

...Now, the steadily declining level of layoffs suggests that employers might have to...train new ones.Throughout the economy, layoffs have fallen so much that the number of...FactSet.Not every company is avoiding layoffs. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-24/across-us-job-market-layof
Augusta metro area has net gain of 200 jobs in July

Summer seasonal layoffs in the Augusta metro area were offset...than July 2012.Fueled by the seasonal layoffs, the number of people making initial...benefit claims were 2,600.Seasonal layoffs affected Geor gia's unemployment rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-14/augusta-metro-area-has-net