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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.
Man accused of fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits

- 1 week ago @ wivb.com: WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Rochester man is accused of collecting unemployment benefits while he was working in Williamsville and Depew. Reginald Tucker was arrested Tuesday and charged with third degree grand larceny, first degree offering a ...

Ahead of the Bell: Unemployment Benefits

- 6 days ago @ yahoo.com: The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. INCREASE EXPECTED: Economists forecast ...

NC needs a more stable unemployment fund

- 1 day ago @ newsobserver.com: Pat McCrory is touting another benefit of the state's hard line on unemployment benefits: the unemployment fund's shrinking debt to the federal government. The debt peaked at $2.8 billion as the state borrowed to meet a surge in claims during the ...

Argentina's Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.5%

- 1 day ago @ online.wsj.com: BUENOS AIRES—Argentina's unemployment rate rose to 7.5% in the second quarter as the country's recession appeared to worsen and more companies laid off workers. The jobless rate, published by the government on Tuesday, is up from 7.1% in the first ...

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Job market improves in Toledo

Unemployment rates in northwest Ohio rose slightly in July, but they are substantially lower than they were a year ago.

Alabama goes against trend on unemployment

Gadsden Times: MONTGOMERY — For the second month, Alabama is the only state with an unemployment rate higher than a year ago. The bad economic news comes as Gov. Robert Bentley seeks a second term after being elected in 2010 on a job creation platform.

Mansfield unemployment up, traveling for work down

MANSFIELD – An unwillingness to travel for a job may be driving joblessness in Richland County, experts speculated. Unemployment in Richland County was at 6.6 percent in July, up from 6.2 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday by Ohio Job ...

Report: Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

The unemployment rate is calculated by a survey that asks how many people are looking for a job. A second survey each month asks employers how many people are on their payrolls, a measure many economists use as their top labor market indicator.

Unemployment rates worsen across Fall River, Taunton regions

Among the cities, the highest unemployment was Lawrence, with 11.9 percent, New Bedford and Springfield, both with 10.5 percent, then Fall River, at 10.1 percent. Other cities are: Brockton, 8.6; Worcester, 8; Lowell and Lynn, both 7.4; Taunton, 7 ...

Unemployment rates climb in Iowa

KIMT 3: MASON CITY, Iowa – Unemployment numbers are something many of us keep a close eye on, especially those of us who might be out of work. Whether you're on Wall Street, or in the Midwest, unemployment numbers matter. Over the last six months, the U.S. ...

Unemployment rates remain low in Pierce, Thurston counties in July

But the Pierce County economy also remains more robust than Thurston’s

Argentina's Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.5%

Wall Street Journal: BUENOS AIRES—Argentina's unemployment rate rose to 7.5% in the second quarter as the country's recession appeared to worsen and more companies laid off workers. The jobless rate, published by the government on Tuesday, is up from 7.1% in the first ...

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Illinois unemployment rate falls again, to 6.8 percent in July

Chicago Sun-Times: Gov. Pat Quinn held a news conference Thursday at a Back of the Yards business to announce another drop in the Illinois unemployment rate. The rate dipped to 6.8 percent in July — the lowest level since August 2008. In July 2013, the rate was 9.2 ...

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Illinois unemployment rate drop mostly good news

Chicago Tribune: The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in July, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, down from 7.1 percent in June and 9.2 percent one year ago. It was the fifth month in a row that our jobless rate has ...

Illinois unemployment rate makes big drop

Quad City Times: The Illinois unemployment rate fell in July for the fifth consecutive month to reach 6.8 percent, a drop from 9.2 percent one year ago, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of ...

Illinois unemployment rate falls again in July

Illinois unemployment fell in July to 6.8 percent, the fifth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate and a six-year low, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of ...

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Unemployment Rises in Most US States in July

ABC News: Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor ...

Unemployment rises in most US states in July

Washington — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work.

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Unemployment remains at 7.4 percent in California

KCRA Sacramento: The California Employment Development Department said Friday that businesses in the state reported an increase of about 27,700 jobs. But a federal survey of households used to calculate the unemployment rate found 31,000 fewer jobs in July than in June.

NJ private-sector job growth in July lowers unemployment rate to 6.5%

The Star-Ledger: New Jersey added 5,700 jobs in July led by strong private-sector growth, which helped lower the unemployment rate to 6.5 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the improvement, the jobless rate remains ...

Minnesota sheds jobs; July unemployment at 4.5%

Minnesota has experienced a loss of 4,200 jobs in July but its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 4.5 percent. State officials provided the figures Thursday. They also say 3,600 fewer jobs ...

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Local Unemployment Increases

NorthEscambia.com: The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level increasing in the North Escambia area. Escambia County's unemployment rate jumped from 6.5 percent in June to 6.9 percent in July There were 9,756 people reported unemployed ...

ECONOMY: July unemployment rises to 9.2 percent, up from 8.4 percent in June

Press-Enterprise: United States Border Patrol agents Richard Ransdell, supervisor, right, and Dave Rose, K-9 handler, answer questions to job seekers during the Inland Empire Job Fair at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. The jobless rate for Inland Southern ...

Michigan unemployment creeps upward in July

MLive.com: LANSING -- Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July was 7.7 percent, up from 7.5 percent in June according to data from the Department of Technology Management and Budget (DTMB). Total employment declined by 7,000 and the number ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ROSE..

Unemployment rate rose in majority of states last month, benefits extension

USFinancePost: unemployment-economy.jpg The unemployment rate rose in 30 states in the month of July. While the unemployment rate is up, employers in more than two-thirds of states have increased hiring, meaning that the rate is indicative of an increase in people ...

Georgia's unemployment rate jumps to 7.8 percent in July

Georgia's unemployment rate rose to 7.8 percent in July from 7.4 percent in June, primarily because of seasonal layoffs in education and manufacturing, the state labor department said Thursday. Many of the layoffs were temporary and “most of those ...

Alabama jobless rate jumps to 7 percent for July

Alabama's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent last month, keeping joblessness in the state well above the national average, according to figures released Friday. The July unemployment rate, announced by ...

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