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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.
Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits

- 3 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. APPLICATIONS EVEN LOWER: Economists ...

US jobless claims lowest since 2000; CPI flat

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell more than expected, while a reading on consumer prices came in unexpectedly unchanged.

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

- 3 days ago @ yahoo.com: Graphic shows weekly jobless claims; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;

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Tennessee's unemployment rate dips, still trails US rate

The Tennessean: Since January, the state's unemployment rate has decreased from 8.1 to 7.1 percent while the national rate declined from 7.2 to 5.8 percent. In October, Gov. Bill Haslam questioned why Tennessee's unemployment rate remains well above the national level ...

Tennessee's unemployment rate dips, still trails U.S. rate

The Tennessean: Since January, the state's unemployment rate has decreased from 8.1 to 7.1 percent while the national rate declined from 7.2 to 5.8 percent. In October, Gov. Bill Haslam questioned why Tennessee's unemployment rate remains well above the national level ...

Interesting Research Using Twitter; The Unemployed Get Up Late And Can't Spell

Forbes: What was done was to look at a subset of all tweets made in Spain over a time period and then map that over unemployment rates and geolocation information. What was being looked for was any pattern that matched: is there any difference in the general ...

Iowa's unemployment rate drops slightly

KIMT 3: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.5 percent in October, down from 4.6 percent in September. Iowa Workforce Development announced the rate Friday, noting that Iowa's labor force is at an all-time high of 1.7 million.

Puerto Rico Sees Slight Drop in Unemployment Rate

ABC News: Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate was 14 percent in October, compared to 14.1 percent ...

Puerto Rico sees slight decrease in unemployment rate

Fox News: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate was 14 percent in October, ...

Puerto Rico sees slight drop in unemployment rate

Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate was ...

Unemployment rate in Athens falls

Athens Daily Review: According to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission, the new reading was 5.1 percent, down from 5.3 percent in September. For the state, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in October, down from 5.2 percent in ...

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A mixed unemployment report for R.I.: 2600 jobs lost, but rate drops to 7.4

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In a mixed monthly economic report, Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent for October, but the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday that an “unprecedented decline” of jobs in the professional ...

Hawaii unemployment rate drops to 4.1%

Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in October, from 4.9 percent during the same month a year ago, the state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations said Thursday. The October jobless rate was 0.1 percentage point ...

Maui County Unemployment Steady at 4.3% in Oct.

Maui Now: The county's unemployment rate also remained well below the 5.3% rate recorded at the same time last year, according to new information released by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Unemployment rates in Maui County were a mixed ...

N.J. unemployment rate ticks up in October, state loses 4500 jobs

NJ.com: TRENTON — New Jersey shed 4,500 jobs in October and the unemployment rated ticked back up to 6.6 percent, but revised numbers painted a better-than-expected job picture for September, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce ...

Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2% in September

Record Civilian Labor Force at 665,950. HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 4.2 percent, ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS..

State unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent in October

WRAL.com: Raleigh, N.C. — Employers in North Carolina added more than 17,000 jobs in October, helping push the state's unemployment rate to 6.3 percent, according to North Carolina Department of Commerce Data released Friday. North Carolina's unemployment ...

New York City's Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in Six Years

New York Times: The plunge in New York City's unemployment rate continued in October, falling to 6.4 percent, its lowest level in six years, the state's Labor Department reported on Thursday. The rate, which dropped from 6.8 percent in September, brought the decline ...

NY / Region|New York City's Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in Six

New York Times: The plunge in New York City's unemployment rate continued in October, falling to 6.4 percent, its lowest level in six years, the state's Labor Department reported on Thursday. The rate, which dropped from 6.8 percent in September, brought the decline ...

Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 7.7 percent in October

Also, there were 32,899 new claims filed for unemployment insurance — an indicator of new layoffs — in October. New claims rose 8.9 percent from September. Much of the increase came from temporary layoffs in manufacturing and administrative services, ...

Florida unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in October

Florida's unemployment rate is dropping again.

Colorado unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent, a 6½½-year low

Colorado's unemployment rate has dropped by 0.4 percentage point to 4.3 percent in October, the lowest level in more than 6½½ years.

Florida unemployment rate drops to 6 percent

Florida's unemployment rate is dropping again. The state's unemployment rate fell to 6 percent for October. That's a small dip of 0.1 percent from the previous month. The rate is the lowest it has been ...

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Part-time jobs put millions in poverty or close to it

CNNMoney: Overall U.S. unemployment has fallen steeply in the past year (from 7.2% in October 2013 to 5.8% in October 2014), but too many people can only find part-time positions. The number of people working part-time involuntarily is more than 50% higher than ...

US unemployment aid applications fall to 291000

In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, automotive service technology students work on a car at the Community College of Philadelphia, in Philadelphia. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits for the week ...

What "Unemployment" Really Means

Unemployment occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. The most frequently cited measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate. This is the number of unemployed persons divided by the number of people in the labor force.

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Unemployment rate falls in Nebraska, Iowa; Omaha sits at 3.2 percent

Omaha World-Herald: Lincoln's unemployment rate was 2.3 percent in October, down from 2.8 percent in September and 3.1 percent in October 2013. The report estimated 4,225 people of the city's 180,020-person work force were unemployed, down 700 from a month earlier and ...

Colorado unemployment drops to lowest mark since March 2008

The Denver Post: Unemployment in Colorado dropped to 4.3 percent in October and the state added 300 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. Colorado's unemployment rate was last so low in March 2008.

State unemployment rate increases to 6 percent

KOMO News: OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Although the unemployment rate in Washington rose to 6 percent in October from 5.7 percent in September, there's good news in the numbers, a state labor economist said Wednesday. The size of the state workforce grew by about ...

Colorado unemployment drops to lowest mark since March 2008

Unemployment in Colorado dropped to 4.3 percent in October and the state added 300 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday.

NC unemployment rate for October dipped to 6.3 percent in October

North Carolina's unemployment rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September, the state Commerce Department reported Friday.

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Florida unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, but problems persist

Tampabay.com: Look no further than Friday's jobs report, which shows unemployment statewide falling to a six-year low of 6 percent, a sturdy 34,400 jobs added over the month, and more discouraged jobless finally re-entering the labor pool. However — 51/2 years ... < /tr>

Southwest Florida unemployment falls in October

The News-Press: Seasonal hiring helped unemployment drop in Southwest Florida in October. Lee saw unemployment fall to 5.7 percent from 6.6 percent a year ago. Collier also dropped to 5.7 percent from 6 percent. Charlotte County fell to 6 percent from 6.7 percent.

NY unemployment rate reaches lowest since 2008

The state Labor Department says New York's statewide unemployment rate declined from 6.2 to 6 percent last month, reaching its lowest level since October 2008. New York City's unemployment rate fell from ...

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