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Nixon vetoes cuts to unemployment benefits

fox2now.com: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that would cut the weeks of unemployment benefits available to workers who lose their jobs. Nixon's veto Tuesday returns the bill to the Republican-controlled Legislature, where ...

NC has paid off unemployment debt

WRAL.com: Businesses pay two basic types of unemployment taxes – federal and state. The federal, or FUTA, taxes state employers will pay on Jan. 1, 2016, will be about $280 million less than they were this year. State unemployment taxes, or SUTA, are going to ...

Congo touts job creation, but unemployment still sky-high

Reuters Africa: KINSHASA (Reuters) - Strong economic growth helped Democratic Republic of Congo create around 100,000 jobs per year from 2012-14, the prime minister's office said on Tuesday, but unemployment remains above 40 percent in a country wrecked by war ...

Is Unemployment Amazon's Fault?

Forbes: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce April's unemployment rate this Friday and expectations are that it will be at or near the 5.5% it was last month, a significant and positive change from the 10% level it was back in 2010. This is good news.

Carson the newest unemployment truther

MSNBC: According to the retired right-wing neurosurgeon, if the nation's unemployment rate were actually 5.5 percent, “our economy would be humming,” so the rate “obviously” isn't 5.5 percent – it's just what “slick politicians and biased media” want ...

Unemployment Rate in Four-State Area Trending Downward

WHAG: WHAG NEWS - Overall, the unemployment rate in the four-state area, particularly in northern Virginia has seen a consistent drop over the last few years. "A lot of people think that unemployment hasn't changed or that things are just as bad as they were ...

Former Caseyville police chief is denied unemployment benefits

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has ruled that former Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez is not eligible for unemployment benefits. The ruling issued Friday by Clifton L. Flex, administrative law judge, says Alvarez was discharged by ...

Spain's unemployment is falling at the fastest rate ever recorded

Business Insider: bull fight REUTERS/Susana VeraSpanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla kneels down in front of a bull during the last bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 14, 2012. Spanish unemployment fell twice as fast as analysts expected in April ...

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New Jersey's Unemployment Rate Now Among Highest In Nation

Patch.com: Yet, while states such as Michigan have seen their unemployment rates drop from double-digits in 2009 to levels lower than New Jersey's, the state's unemployment rate has remained comparatively flat, according to the U.S. Bureau of ...

Unemployment rate decreases in BloNo

Vidette Online: Bloomington is one of 14 Illinois metropolitan areas to see a drop in the number of unemployed people, according to the latest state statistics. State officials said March was the 13th consecutive month the unemployment rate decreased in most major ...

Singapore''s Unemployment Rate Eases in First Quarter

Nasdaq: SINGAPORE--Singapore's overall unemployment rate was 1.8% in the first quarter, the lowest level since the third quarter of 2013, underscoring the central bank's worries about a tight labor market. The unemployment rate for residents fell to 2.5% from ...

State unemployment drop less impressive than it seems

This week, the government announced the unemployment rate in Alabama fell to 5.7 percent during March. Gov. Bentley has said he won't take a salary until it gets to 5.2 percent. It was something like 10.2 percent when he took office. So, the question ...

Employment Up, But Wages Have Yet To Begin To Climb

Oregon's unemployment rate has fallen below the national average for the first time in 19 years.  That's good news for the economy, but not everybody appears to be benefiting.

Unemployment rate reaches seven-year low in Wythe Co.

Wythe County officials said Tuesday the unemployment rate in their county reached its lowest point in nearly a decade.

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average

The state's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in March, the first time it has fallen below the national average in 19 years.

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Unemployment Strikeforce

Unemployment Strikeforce. Montgomery County chosen for program aimed at jobless. May 3, 2015. By JASON SUBIK , Leader Herald. Save |. JOHNSTOWN - The New York state Department of Labor has assigned its Unemployment Strikeforce to take aim at ...

Official 'unemployment' rate understates true U.S. joblessness

Al Jazeera America: When it comes to parsing labor statistics — and thus getting a true sense of the health of the American economy — it seems the devil is in the details. While the “U3” rate of unemployment commonly cited by the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that ...

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims drop

The Advocate: The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 25 decreased to 2,737 from the previous week's 2,789. For the comparable week a year earlier, officials said Friday there were 2,238 ...

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims drop

The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 25 decreased to 2,737 from the previous week's total of 2,789. For the comparable week a year earlier, officials said Friday there were ...

The Unemployment Rate Does Not Measure Labor Market Strength

The official unemployment rate is more a measure of labor market disequilibrium than of labor markets strength or weakness. As economists and policy makers search for alternative measures of labor market strength, the picture gets confusing and the labor market still looks quite weak. This explains much of the Fed's reticence to raise interest rates.

New England Unemployment Rate Reported At 5.5 Percent In February

The New England unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in February, just below the national rate of 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

March Employment Report: 126000 Jobs, 5.5% Unemployment

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in ...

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Baltimore's economy in black and white

CNNMoney: For young black men between the ages of 20 and 24, the unemployment rate was an astounding 37% in 2013, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. That's compared with 10% for white men of the same age. Even though ...

Unemployment rate for March stands unchanged at 3.9 percent

The state?s unemployment rate for March stood at 3.9 percent, unchanged from February, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted numbers released Tuesday.

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Technological unemployment could mean 1.2 million fewer NC jobs

News & Observer: Actually these calculations are based on the work of two economists, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, analyzing the concept of “technological unemployment.” Technological unemployment simply means the replacement of jobs by technology.

HARD AT WORK: Unemployment rate steady for Dubbo

DUBBO’S unemployment rate is lower than the NSW and national figures and residents seeking jobs should look in the health, retail and education sectors.

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