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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.
Georgetown man to serve 30 days for collecting unemployment benefits in prison

- 5 days ago @ google.com: AUGUSTA, Maine — A 35-year-old Georgetown man will spend 30 days in prison and must repay the state nearly $10,000 after a court found him guilty of fraudulently receiving unemployment compensation benefits while serving a prison sentence.

Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits

- 4 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. LITTLE CHANGE: Economists forecast ...

Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels

- 4 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.

Troubleshooter: Some federal workers owe North Carolina overpayment of

- 3 days ago @ abc11.com: Just last year, more than $70 million was overpaid to people here in North Carolina who filed for unemployment but should not have received it. Some of those people are federal workers, who were part of the government shutdown last year. Despite ...

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Unemployment rate alone can't show state of job market

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Applications for US unemployment benefits dip to 298K, remain near pre

Fox News: WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The Labor Department says the ...

Applications for U.S. unemployment aid slip to 298K

Washington — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

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Ashe County unemployment up in July

Insurance News Net: Aug. 28 -- Ashe County's unemployment rate increased slightly to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 27 . The county's unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percent from ...

Conservative Governors Leading the Way for Lower Unemployment Rates, Job

TheBlaze.com: After doing some number crunching on each state's unemployment rate report from last month, a few details really stood out. For starters, 11 out of the 15 states currently with the lowest unemployment rate are being led by Republican governors.

County breakdown of Illinois unemployment numbers

Chicago Sun-Times: In July, the Illinois unemployment numbers fell for the second consecutive month, the 6.8 percent rate is the lowest it's been since August 2008. The unemployment rate in July 2013 sat at 9.2 percent, and the 2.4-percentage-point drop is the largest ...

County unemployment rate grew in July

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Unemployment Rate Up in Memphis Area

The unemployment rate in the Memphis area increased in July, mirroring a statewide rise in unemployment. The unemployment rate for the Memphis area in...

Wonkblog: All you need are 24 indicators to understand the labor market

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Eurozone Unemployment Holds at 11.5% as Inflation Nears Five Year Low

Eurozone unemployment has held steady at 11.5% in July as 18.4 million people were out of work across the region, according to official figures. The figures also showed that the region's youth unemployment rate (under 25s) remained unmoved at 23.2%. Germany and Austria shared the lowest unemployment rates at 4.9%. In comparison, Spain had a jobless rate of 24.5% over the same period.

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County unemployment rate rises to 7.1 percent

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Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.4% in July

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GOP Senate Candidate David Perdue: 'Don't Worry About That Unemployment

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