Analysis: Will cash disappear forever?

In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, freshly cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

The ATM turned 50 on June 27. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs dispense may be on the endangered list.

Jobless rates below 4 pct. in nearly half U.S. states

In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, file photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Friday, July 21, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for June. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country.

Extraordinary demand for workers in Magic Valley

Associate Rena Kelsey, right, helps Lucy Jensen look through clearance racks June 10 at Torrid in the Magic Valley Mall. A manager at the women’s fashion retailer called Kelsey after she’d been praised in a former co-worker’s interview. Kelsey was hired on the spot. Pat Sutphin / Twin Falls Times-News

TWIN FALLS — Idaho Home Health and Hospice resorted to a $5,000 sign-on bonus to attract nurses. Job seeker Cammon Wutzke started getting calls from prospective employers within 24 hours of posting his resume online. Unable to recruit fast enough, Hilex Poly ramped up in-house training for skilled maintenance.



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