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Government Shutdown Impact on Unemployment Benefits

If you're collecting unemployment and concerned about what will happen with your benefits if the federal government shuts down, the Wall Street Journal reports.
National unemployment claims plummet

- 1 day ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The number of Americans seeking first-time unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong national job gains continues.

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The real face of unemployment and underemployment

Human Events: Former professionals over the age of 40 are often not portrayed as the face of modern unemployment in the United States by many in the media. Americans hear a lot about recent college graduates who can't find good jobs and about the unemployment rate ...

Lawmaker aims to tighten regs on unemployment, welfare benefits

KVUE: The 83rd Texas Legislature voted in 2013 to allow drug testing for those applying for unemployment benefits. A bill filed this session would cease benefits to those who fail or refuse a drug test while applying for work. Businesses that require drug ...

Applications for US unemployment benefits jump to 313, 000; level still points to solid hiring

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.

Applications for US unemployment benefits jump to 313000; level still points

Fox News: WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the ...

Bluewolf Announces AppealsTrak, a Salesforce Fullforce Certified Solution for Unemployment Insurance

Today, Bluewolf, a global business consulting firm, announced its Salesforce Fullforce certified solution, AppealsTrak, an end-to-end management system that empowers U.S. public sector agencies to modernize ...

UPDATE 1-Brazil unemployment hits highest in over a year in January

Reuters: (Adds details on employment, wages, background). RIO DE JANEIRO Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's jobless rate rose from an all-time low to the highest in more than one year in January, flagging the recessionary risks of a government austerity drive which ...

Brazil's Unemployment Rate Rises More Than Economists Forecast

Bloomberg: (Bloomberg) -- Brazil's January unemployment rate rose to the highest level since September 2013, as the central bank continues to raise rates in the face of a stagnant economy. Swap rates fell. The jobless rate jumped to 5.3 percent from 4.3 percent a ...

German unemployment hits lowest level since December 1991

German unemployment fell to its lowest level in more than two decades in February and consumer morale hit a more than 13-year high, boosting expectations that private consumption will help drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. Data from the Labour Office showed the number of people out of work in Germany decreased by 20,000 on a seasonally-adjusted basis to 2.812 million - the ...

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APPLICATIONS FOR US UNEMPLOYMENT..

Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283K

The Detroit News: Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 21,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 283,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile number, fell 6,500 to 289,750, its lowest level in 15 weeks.

Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283000

Fox News: Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 21,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 283,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile number, fell 6,500 to 289,750, its lowest level in 15 weeks.

Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283, 000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 21,000 last ...

DOUBLE WHITES IN JACKSON COUNTY..

Unemployment rate for African-Americans double whites in Jackson County

The Southern: “Considering the (unemployment) rate is extremely high, and considering the population of the area, you want your workforce to reflect the people who are shopping or spending money in your stores and making a concerted effort to have minorities would ...

Black unemployment rate double whites in Jackson County

The Southern: African-American unemployment rates in Jackson County are more than double the rates than other ethnicities, according to the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census in 2012. The rate for African-Americans in Jackson County comes in at 18.7 ...

Unemployment rate for African-Americans double whites in Jackson County

CARBONDALE -- African-American unemployment rates in Jackson County are more than double that of other demographics, according to the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census in 2012.

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German Unemployment Falls More Than Forecast in February

Bloomberg: (Bloomberg) -- German unemployment dropped twice as much as forecast in February after the country returned to its position as Europe's economic powerhouse. The number of people out of work declined a seasonally adjusted 20,000 to 2.81 million, the ...

20 Percent of Global Suicides Linked to Unemployment

The Fiscal Times: Suicide, long associated with the plight of the unemployed, was exacerbated by the Great Recession that put tens of millions of people out of work in the U.S. and around the world. In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, the number of ...

German Unemployment Falls More Than Forecast in February

The number of people out of work declined a seasonally adjusted 20,000 to 2.81 million, the Federal Labor Agency in Nuremberg said on Thursday. Economists predicted a drop of 10,000, according to the median of 27 estimates in a Bloomberg News survey. Germany’s economic growth accelerated in the fourth quarter, led by domestic spending and exports, and the Bundesbank said last month that higher ...

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Capitalism kills: unemployment cause of 45K suicides per year

Liberation: It is almost common sense that loss of a job or prolonged unemployment has a negative affect on mental health, leading in some cased to suicide. But how many deaths by suicide are actually caused by unemployment? According to a new study published in ...

Unemployment can make you grumpier

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Being out of work for a long period of time can fundamentally change a person’s personality, making them less agreeable and less conscientious according to a new study published earlier this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology . In the study, Dr. Christopher J. Boyce of the University of Stirling and his colleagues explain that no matter what ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE..

The "Less Rosy" Side of the Unemployment Rate

Town Hall: The official unemployment rate has been dropping, but as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen conceded Tuesday, the national economic state is “less rosy” than these numbers suggest. The authoritative report produced each month by the Bureau of Labor ...

County unemployment rate drops

Quay County Sun: Quay County's unemployment rate for December was 4.9 percent, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The December figure is about eight-tenths of a percentage point below the November unemployment rate of 5.7 percent and ... < /font>

Letter: Unemployment rate not an accurate depiction of labor utilization

The Advocate: The February jobs report indicated that businesses created 257,000 jobs in January, but the unemployment rate increased to 5.7 percent. It seems odd that unemployment increased when so many jobs were created. This is an indicator that the jobs reports ...

Letter: Unemployment rate not an accurate 17a0 piction of labor utilization

The Advocate: The February jobs report indicated that businesses created 257,000 jobs in January, but the unemployment rate increased to 5.7 percent. It seems odd that unemployment increased when so many jobs were created. This is an indicator that the jobs reports ...

German unemployment at new post-unification low

German unemployment fell in February to the lowest level since the country reunited in 1990 as growth in Europe's biggest economy picks up, official data showed on Thursday. The number of people registered as unemployed in Germany fell by a seasonally adjusted 20,000 to 2.812 million in February, the Federal Labour Office said. The unemployment rate -- which measures the jobless total against ...

Irish unemployment falls in election boost to government

IRLD - news) 's unemployment rate fell sharply, its bond yields hit all-time lows and a fast recovering property market showed the first signs of cooling, data showed on Wednesday, in a boost to the government ahead of elections next year. Employment has been growing steadily since the jobless rate hit a high of 15.1 percent in early 2012, when Ireland was in an EU/IMF ...

Numbers in employment rise by 29, 100 in Q4 of 2014

Long-term unemployment rate decreased from 7.2 per cent to 5.7 per cent

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