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Unemployment Rates Fall In 21 US States Last Month

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

Texas employment growth slows to 9100 new jobs in March, unemployment rate

Despite the slower job growth in Texas, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.7 percent in February to 5.5 percent in March, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. That's well below last month's national rate of 6.7 percent.

Hawaii's unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent

Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 4.5 percent last month, down 0.1 percentage points from February. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 ...

Illinois unemployment drops to 5-year-low

Unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since 2009, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. Unemployment was down from 8.7 percent in February. But ...

Tennessee unemployment rate hits best mark since 2008

The Tennessean: Tennessee's unemployment rate has reached at its lowest point since June 2008, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The department said that Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 8.3 percent to 6.7 ...

Why Brazil's Unemployment Rate Is So Low

Brazil's labor force participation rate is lower than the U.S. rate at the height of the financial crisis in 2008-09.

Look beyond unemployment numbers in job market

Boston Globe: The latest data on statewide employment came out today, and the numbers look promising. Unemployment fell for the third month in a row, March job growth was strong, and February job growth was higher than previously thought. Raw numbers alone tell us ...

Unemployment extension up in the air as new report considers prospects for

The Oregonian: Lehner's analysis arrives amid a Congressional push to extend federal long-term unemployment aid. State-funded benefits often run out after six months. The federal program, which began in 2008, covered extra weeks of benefits. But that program expired ...

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Wash. unemployment rate steady; state adds 6700 jobs

KATU: (AP) - The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. Officials said that the rate matches February's ...

Unemployment rate steady, state adds 6700 jobs

KOMO News: Comments; print · email. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.

Unemployment rate steady; state adds 6700 jobs

MiamiHerald.com: OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. Officials said that the rate ...

Wash. unemployment rate steady at 6.3 percent

Washington state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. ...

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UK unemployment falls below 7 percent as earnings growth outstrips inflation

Fox News: LONDON – Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that 2.24 million ...

British unemployment rate falls under 7.0%

British unemployment has hit a five-year low of 6.9 percent, far below most of its European rivals, as the nation's economic recovery picks up speed a year before general elections. The rate for the period beginning December through February compares with 7.2 percent for the quarter ending January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. "The UK labour market is improving ...

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UK Unemployment Rate Falls to Five-Year Low

Bloomberg: Britain's unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low in February, underscoring the strength of the economic recovery and raising the prospect of a debate among Bank of England officials about whether to raise interest rates. The jobless rate measured ...

UK Unemployment Keeps Falling Amid Recovery

ABC News: David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce, said that the economic figures were encouraging, but youth unemployment remained "much too high" at 19.1 percent, and there were more than 800,000 people who have been unemployed ...

UK unemployment falls below 7 percent as earnings growth outstrips inflation

Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010.

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NY unemployment rate ticks up to 6.9% in March

New York's unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.9 percent in March, according to the state Department of Labor. The state lost a total of 900 non-farm jobs from February to March, as the unemployment rate ticked up from 6.8 percent in January and ...

Mass. employment hits all-time high

Boston Globe: More than six years after the 2008 recession, Massachusetts recovery has been marked by a slowly improving unemployment and consumer confidence. The state reported Thursday that unemployment fell for the third month in a row to 6.3 percent in March ...

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5.9 percent

Wisconsin's unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in March, ...

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Pelosi: Republican Inaction on Unemployment Extension 'Immoral'

Roll Call (blog): Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called House Republicans' refusal to allow a vote on extending unemployment benefits “unconscionable” and “immoral.” In a letter thanking Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, and Rhode Island Gov.

Republican representatives should all support extension of unemployment

NJ.com: Jon Runyan (3rd) and Chris Smith (4th) support the continued extension of federal unemployment benefits (editorial, "Foot-dragging on unemployment," April 14), while fellow GOP Reps. Scott Garrett (5th), Rodney Frelinghuysen (11th) and Leonard Lance ...

Claims for unemployment benefits climb

Shutterstock. The number of people filing initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose by 2,000 to 304,000 during the week ending April 12, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Gary Gerew: Assistant Editor- Albuquerque Business First: Email.

Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits

Businessweek: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. INCREASE LIKELY: Economists expect that the number of ...

Supply, Demand, and Unemployment Benefits - NYTimes.com

Ben Casselman points out that we've had a sort of natural experiment in the alleged effects of unemployment benefits in reducing employment. Extended benefits were cancelled at the beginning of this year; have the ...

Jobs Report Drives a Stake Through Unemployment Benefits

Hopefully, Friday's "Employment Situation" report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will drive a stake through the heart of the Democrats' push to revive extended unemployment insurance benefits. The 0.39 percentage ...

Unemployment Benefits Extension: 4 Republicans Switch Votes

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Four Republicans voted to bring an unemployment benefits extension to the floor last week but then voted to fili.

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