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November 5, 2001 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The jokey cliche that your waiter also is an actor has acquired an unfunny edge since Sept. 11. The decline in major sectors of New York's economy since the terrorist attacks means that performers, who always struggle for theatrical work, now are scrambling for traditional "survival jobs" as well. Actor Marco Kujovic, for example, lost his waiting job at the Grill Room in the World Financial Center, a popular dining spot that closed after the World Trade Center disaster next door.
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November 5, 2001 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The jokey cliche that your waiter also is an actor has acquired an unfunny edge since Sept. 11. The decline in major sectors of New York's economy since the terrorist attacks means that performers, who always struggle for theatrical work, now are scrambling for traditional "survival jobs" as well. Actor Marco Kujovic, for example, lost his waiting job at the Grill Room in the World Financial Center, a popular dining spot that closed after the World Trade Center disaster next door.
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August 18, 2001 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S.-Mexican effort to overhaul immigration policy is now focusing on ways to allow large numbers of temporary guest workers into the United States to meet the demands of restaurants, hotels, health care and other service industries that are starved for employees, according to U.S. government officials and observers familiar with the talks. Under the proposed approach, a broader array of U.S.
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August 18, 2001 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S.-Mexican effort to overhaul immigration policy is now focusing on ways to allow large numbers of temporary guest workers into the United States to meet the demands of restaurants, hotels, health care and other service industries that are starved for employees, according to U.S. government officials and observers familiar with the talks. Under the proposed approach, a broader array of U.S.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a point to 3.5% in December and the county's total job count rose to 1,011,900, just 2,000 shy of the record high reached in June, 1985. But state officials are already projecting a sharp seasonal increase in joblessness for January. Holiday hiring for tourist attractions such as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and retailers such as South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island helped improve the local employment picture last month.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1987 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's unemployment rate remained a low 3.3% in October, unchanged from September, according to figures released Monday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The county unemployment rate in October was well below the comparable U.S. rate of 5.7%. Analysts said the county's economy remains healthy. But a recent shift in the types of new jobs created in the county--with low-paying jobs now predominating--has some analysts worried.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1990 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's economy created virtually no jobs at all in April and unemployment rose slightly to 5.4% in an unexpected signal of economic weakness, the Labor Department reported Friday. For the first time in several years, private payroll employment has declined for two consecutive months, pushed downward in part by weakness in construction and manufacturing. Even the service sector, the big job creator of the 1980s, showed signs of softness.
NEWS
May 3, 1986 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writers
Surges in construction and service industries overrode continued bad times for oil and gas producers last month and helped edge the nation's overall unemployment rate for April down 0.1% to 7%, the Labor Department reported Friday. California's jobless rate dipped a notch, to 6.8% of the civilian labor force last month, down from 6.9% in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. April was the fifth successive month in which the state's unemployment rate has bettered the national figure.
NEWS
September 12, 1995
The Los Angeles-Long Beach customs district has more international trade than any other in the United jStates. Trade is expected to play an even bigger role in the next century in the economy of California, the gateway to the Pacific Rim. Enterprising Exporter Economists predict California will see dramatic export growth as it nears the 21st Century. An increase in cargo traveling through the combined ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles illustrates this expansion.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2004 | Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. economy posted a surprisingly strong gain of 288,000 jobs in April, providing convincing evidence that the recovery is finally producing results where it matters most to American workers. The nation's unemployment rate edged down to 5.6% last month from 5.7% in March, the Labor Department also reported Friday.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2004 | From Times Staff
U.S. Employment Rises; Oil Hits 13-Year High The U.S. economy generated a net 288,000 new jobs in April, the government said, providing compelling evidence that the recovery is finally producing results where it matters most to American workers. The nation's unemployment rate edged down slightly to 5.6% from 5.7% in March, the Labor Department reported.
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