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Unemployment
Today, the Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate fell from 9.0 percent to 8.6 percent in November, with the economy adding 120,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate plummeted to its lowest level in more than two years in November, according to a new government report that shows both promise and hazards for President Obama in the election year ahead. The jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent last month from 9 percent in October , the lowest level since the economic free fall in March 2009. Job creation was steady, with employers reporting ...
The unemployment rate, which has refused to budge from the 9 percent neighborhood for 2 1/2 frustrating years, fell sharply in November, driven in part by small businesses that finally see reason to hope and hire....
Congress is about to decide whether to renew unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Unless it acts by December 31, millions who have been unemployed for more than six months will begin losing benefits. With unemployment at nearly 9% and likely to remain high for the next few years, cutting off benefits for the long-term unemployed would have severe consequences for them and our economy.
Hiring accelerated in November, and unemployment unexpectedly plummeted to its lowest rate in nearly three years.
The unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in more than two and a half years, as employers stepped up hiring in response to the slowly improving economy
Politicians who want to cut unemployment benefits just got some ammunition from a new Rutgers University study but there may be a catch.
Unemployment Extension
United States Sen. Richard Blumenthal will stand with Connecticut job seekers, workforce officials and state Department of Labor officials in New Britain to call for an extension of unemployment benefits Friday.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) is urging the House and Senate to pass the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2011 (H.R. 3346) of which he is a co-sponsor.
NEW BRITAIN­­ — With Congress facing a deadline by the end of the year to decide whether to extend unemployment benefits, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal came to New Britain Friday to lobby for another extension, one that would benefit more than 20,000 state residents.
Nearly overshadowed by debates over more contentious issues, Congress is wrestling with how to extend federal unemployment benefits that are about to expire.
Vincent Brandon speaking at the Capitol Visitors Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The state employment agency has announced a six-week extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Texans who have exhausted their claims.   YouTube Video:  No YouTube read more
WASHINGTON -- For the second year in a row, Congress must decide during the holiday season whether to renew federal jobless benefits for people out of work six months or longer. While Democrats have been making a huge fuss, with a press conference Wednesday featuring hundreds of unemployed workers, Republicans have been relatively quiet -- but that doesn't mean they're against reauthorizing the ...
Unemployment Benefits
Like last year, Congress is debating whether to reauthorize extended unemployment insurance. At stake as early as January are benefits for some 1.8 million Americans, including some 430,000 people who lost jobs as recently as July. Although Republicans and Democrats say they plan to reauthorize the law, they differ on how – or even whether – to pay for it. Here are the different scenarios and ...
The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Thursday approved several bills aimed at shoring up Michigan's unemployment benefits fund, although Democrats said one of the measures could make it harder for the jobless to get and keep their benefits.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week, a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace.
Congress is about to decide whether to renew unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Unless it acts by December 31, millions who have been unemployed for more than six months will begin losing benefits. With unemployment at nearly 9% and likely to remain high for the next few years, cutting off benefits for the long-term unemployed would have severe consequences for them and our economy.
Fewer people likely sought unemployment benefits last week as modest economic growth is reducing layoffs and pushing up hiring.
COMMENTARY | According to the recent employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 120,000 new jobs were added in November. However, according Reuters, there were also 402,000 new claims for unemployment benefits. So how do you create a drop in the unemployment rate when more people are losing jobs than finding jobs? It's easy. You simply stop counting the 315,000 people who ...
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week -- by 6,000 to 402,000, according to the Labor Department -- a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace.
Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate plummeted to its lowest level in more than two years in November, according to a new government report that shows both promise and hazards for President Obama in the election year ahead. The jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent last month from 9 percent in October , the lowest level since the economic free fall in March 2009. Job creation was steady, with employers reporting ...
WASHINGTON—The unemployment rate, which has refused to budge from the 9 percent neighborhood for two and a half frustrating years, fell sharply in November, driven in part by small businesses that finally see reason to hope and hire.
The unemployment rate, which has refused to budge from the 9 percent neighborhood for 2 1/2 frustrating years, fell sharply in November, driven in part by small businesses that finally see reason to hope and hire....
Today, the Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate fell from 9.0 percent to 8.6 percent in November, with the economy adding 120,000 jobs.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate tumbled to a 2-1/2 year low in November, even though the pace of hiring remained too slow to suggest a significant acceleration in the labor market recovery. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 120,000 jobs, the Labor Department said on Friday, and the jobless rate dropped to 8.6 percent, the lowest since March 2009, from 9 percent in October. It was ...
WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate, which has refused to budge from the 9 percent neighborhood for two and a half frustrating years, suddenly dropped in November, driven in part by small businesses that finally see reason to hope and hire. Economists said there was a long way to go, but they liked what they saw. Read full article >>
The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 8.6 percent in November though employers added fewer workers than projected and earnings eased...
Unemployment Insurance
Like last year, Congress is debating whether to reauthorize extended unemployment insurance. At stake as early as January are benefits for some 1.8 million Americans, including some 430,000 people who lost jobs as recently as July. Although Republicans and Democrats say they plan to reauthorize the law, they differ on how – or even whether – to pay for it. Here are the different scenarios and ...
Politicians who want to cut unemployment benefits just got some ammunition from a new Rutgers University study but there may be a catch.
Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday he would retool Michigan's unemployment insurance system as part of his plan to promote talent, improve work-force skills and reduce unemployment.
Advocates hopeful Congress will continue federal benefits More than 118,000 unemployed South Floridians are waiting to see if Congress will extend extra unemployment benefits into 2012.
The debate about the economic benefits of unemployment insurance persists as deadline looms.
In the week ending November 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 402,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 396,000. The 4-week moving average was 395,750, an increase of 500 from the previous week's revised average of 395,250.
The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Thursday approved several bills aimed at shoring up Michigan's unemployment benefits fund, although Democrats said one of the measures could make it harder for the jobless to get and keep their benefits.
Unemployment office
A man opened fire inside an unemployment office in a central Puerto Rican town on Friday, killing one person and wounding another in what an official said appeared to be targeted attack and not a random shooting.
The unemployment rate, which has refused to budge from the 9 percent neighborhood for two and a half frustrating years, fell sharply in November, driven in part by small businesses that finally see reason to hope and hire.
The unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in more than two and a half years.
Police in Puerto Rico say a man has shot and killed at least one person and injured another inside an unemployment office.
Small businesses that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.
Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.
COMMENTARY | According to the recent employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 120,000 new jobs were added in November. However, according Reuters, there were also 402,000 new claims for unemployment benefits. So how do you create a drop in the unemployment rate when more people are losing jobs than finding jobs? It's easy. You simply stop counting the 315,000 people who ...
California Unemployment
California's unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 11.7% in October as the state created 25,700 new jobs, the Employment Development Department reported. The agency also reported Friday that it had revised job growth in September upward, to 39,200, from about 12,000.
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California's unemployment rate fell slightly to 11.7 percent in October from 11.9 percent a month earlier as the state added nearly 26,000 jobs in areas including professional and business services, education and health...
California unemployment fell two-tenths of a point last month, to 11.7 percent, in the latest sign the state's economy is picking up.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell slightly to 11.7% in October from 11.9% a month earlier as the state added nearly 26,000 jobs in areas including professional and business services, education and health services, the state Employment Development Department said Friday.
A wealthy civil rights advocate said she will file a ballot initiative today that would hike income taxes on most Californians to raise $10 billion for public schools and preschools.
Unemployment Compensation
The EUC program is desperately needed given the anemic pace of job growth since the recession's end and the long durations of unemployment that a record number of Americans are experiencing.
The Texas Workforce Commission has announced a six-week extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act benefits (Tier IV) for unemployed Texans.
The Texas Workforce Commission announced a six-week extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for unemployed residents.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced a six-week extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Act benefits (Tier IV) for unemployed Texans.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced a six-week extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Act benefits (Tier IV) for unemployed Texans.
Creating a program that puts unemployed people to work with a potential employer to build job skills, and axing the term "unemployment compensation" are two cogs in a unemployment compensation proposal being pushed by Gov. Rick Scott. read more
The Texas Workforce Commission on Tuesday announced a six-week extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act benefits, also known as Tier IV, for unemployed Texans. The extension comes as a res
Unemployment Benefits
Like last year, Congress is debating whether to reauthorize extended unemployment insurance. At stake as early as January are benefits for some 1.8 million Americans, including some 430,000 people who lost jobs as recently as July. Although Republicans and Democrats say they plan to reauthorize the law, they differ on how – or even whether – to pay for it. Here are the different scenarios and ...
The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Thursday approved several bills aimed at shoring up Michigan's unemployment benefits fund, although Democrats said one of the measures could make it harder for the jobless to get and keep their benefits.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week, a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace.
Congress is about to decide whether to renew unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Unless it acts by December 31, millions who have been unemployed for more than six months will begin losing benefits. With unemployment at nearly 9% and likely to remain high for the next few years, cutting off benefits for the long-term unemployed would have severe consequences for them and our economy.
Fewer people likely sought unemployment benefits last week as modest economic growth is reducing layoffs and pushing up hiring.
COMMENTARY | According to the recent employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 120,000 new jobs were added in November. However, according Reuters, there were also 402,000 new claims for unemployment benefits. So how do you create a drop in the unemployment rate when more people are losing jobs than finding jobs? It's easy. You simply stop counting the 315,000 people who ...
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week -- by 6,000 to 402,000, according to the Labor Department -- a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace.
As controversy over her decision to apply for unemployment benefits continued, former School Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman on Wednesday took a shot at Mayor Nutter for his criticism of her move.
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