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33 current, former Detroit employees charged with unemployment fraud

The state attorney general has charged 33 current and former Detroit city employees with unemployment fraud, alleging they collected $400,000 in improper benefits, Inspector General James Heath said Thursday.

Foreign worker program leads to Canadian unemployment, report says

Ed Adamczyk OTTAWA, April 24 (UPI) -- A Canadian government program for hiring temporary foreign workers increases the unemployment rate in some areas and economic sectors, a report said Thursday.

Detroit city employees charged with unemployment insurance fraud

WDIV Detroit: More than two dozen current and former Detroit city employees are facing charges for their alleged involvement in unemployment insurance fraud which cost the city $400,000. On Thursday, 33 misdemeanor arrest warrants were signed at Michigan's 36th ...

McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in March, down from 9.2 percent in March 2013, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

The 'Mismatch' Theory of Unemployment Meets Its Match in Goldman Sachs

Businessweek (blog): Economists at Goldman Sachs say they have pretty clear evidence against the widely held “mismatch” theory of unemployment, which essentially says people are out of work because they don't have the skills for the jobs that are available. If the mismatch ...

Nine things you need to know about unemployment insurance

Boston Globe: Unemployment insurance helps workers who have lost jobs through no fault of their own. It's particularly vital in difficult economic times, when even well-qualified, highly-motivated job-seekers have trouble finding work. To be effective, though ...

Applications for U.S. unemployment aid jump to 329K

Washington — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter.

Applications for US Unemployment Aid Jump to 329K

Boston.com: WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department said Thursday ...

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REFLECTED TEMPORARY LAYOFFS IN THE WEEK..

Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

Kansas City Star: WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. Mike Groll | AP Photo In this April 22, 2014 ...

Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor ...

PERCENT IN MARCH..

Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate dips to 6.8 percent

Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate ticked down to 6.8 percent in March from 6.9 percent in February, as employers hired more workers and reduced layoffs, the state labor department said Thursday. The number of jobs increased by 17,500 to reach 2,427,100 ...

Mexico's unemployment rate rises to 4.8 pct.

Fox News Latino: Mexico's unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in March, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Tuesday. The unemployment rate stood at 4.51 percent in March 2013, the INEGI said. The unemployment rate last month was 5.25 ...

Mexico's unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Mexico City, April 23 (IANS/ EFE) Unemployment rate in Mexico rose to 4.8 percent in March, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), said Tuesday. The unemployment rate stood at 4.51 percent in March 2013, the INEGI said. The unemployment rate last month was 5.25 percent, without adjusting for seasonal factors, well above the 4.81 percent rate registered in the previous month ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE..

State unemployment figures released

The News Herald: RALEIGH – For the ninth month in a row the North Carolina seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped falling 0.1 percentage point from February to 6.3 percent. The national rate remains at 6.7 percent. The latest drop for the state represents a ...

Local unemployment rate increases, bucks trend in other cities

St. Cloud Times: Local unemployment rate increases, bucks trend in other cities. St. Cloud was the only one of the state's five MSAs that experienced an unemployment increase in March. Loading… Post to Facebook. Local unemployment rate increases, bucks trend in other ...

Syracuse area unemployment down, but fewer people are working

The Post-Standard: The Syracuse area's unemployment rate dropped in March to 7.1 percent. That's down from 8.2 percent a year ago. But the unemployment rate only tells part of the story for the Syracuse area, which includes Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties.

Springfield unemployment rate improves, region adds 1600 jobs in March

MassLive.com: SPRINGFIELD — Springfield's unemployment rate fell in March to 10.1 percent from 10.4 percent in February, according to statistics released Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor ...

Wyoming unemployment rate drops to 4 percent

State officials say Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 4 percent in March, down from 4.2 percent in February and 4.7 percent a year earlier. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services said Monday the ...

Unemployment rate among Saudi women hits 34%

The rate of unemployment amongst Saudi women in 2013 has been pegged at 34 percent, up 2 percent from the previous year, according to recent statistics issued by the Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI).

MIT Sloan to Hold National Conference on Long-Term Unemployment

Although the short-term unemployment rate in the U.S. is receding to pre-recession levels, long-term unemployment remains at levels unseen since the Great Depression. Nearly 4 million people have now been out of a job for more than six months.

LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT..

Local unemployment rates drop throughout Wisconsin

Pioneer Press: The state Department of Workforce Development reports Wednesday that preliminary rates for March are down in all but three of the state's largest 32 cities. Unemployment was unchanged in Mount Pleasant and it increased in Menomonee Falls and Racine.

Local unemployment rates drop throughout Wisconsin

Fox11online.com: The state Department of Workforce Development reports Wednesday that preliminary rates for March are down in all but three of the state's largest 32 cities. Unemployment was unchanged in Mount Pleasant and it increased in Menomonee Falls and Racine.

Local unemployment rates drop in most Wisconsin counties, cities

MADISON, Wis. — Unemployment rates have dropped in most Wisconsin counties and cities. The state Department of Workforce Development reports Wednesday that preliminary rates for March are down in all but three of the state's largest 32 cities.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE..

The Unemployment Insurance Surreality Continues

The Federalist: Believe it or not, writing about unemployment insurance is not my calling in life. Instead, I first opined on the issue after being aghast at various pundits' constant misinformation and dire predictions regarding the termination of extended ...

Americans Who Haven't Dealt With Unemployment Are Less Sympathetic

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- It seems unlikely that Congress will reauthorize unemployment insurance for people out of work six months or longer, but Americans haven't all given up on the long-term jobless. In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, a 49 percent to 26 percent ...

Unemployment Insurance Extension Petition: Joe Manchin

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Keeping the unemployment insurance extension issue alive, Sen. Joe Manchin III is asking supporters to sign on to.

Baldwin seeks action on emergency unemployment insurance

A bill extending emergency unemployment compensation awaits consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate sent a five-month extension of unemployment insurance benefits to the House last week.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected Last Week

AOL Jobs: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, but the rise probably doesn't suggest a shift in labor market conditions as the underlying trend continued to point to strength. Initial claims ...

Tennessee paying unemployment benefits to felons behind bars

The Tennessean: People with legitimate claims to unemployment, meanwhile, continue to struggle with a phone system nearly impossible to get through, the new audit found. Those lucky enough to have their calls answered — about 15 percent of callers according to June ...

SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

The State: COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's unemployment agency launched a free app Wednesday that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. The Department of Employment and Workforce calls it the nation's first such app for ...

Conservatives Miss the Main Liberal Argument on Unemployment

The New Republic: Many conservatives think unemployment benefits discourage people from working. That's one reason they were happy to let an emergency extension of benefits, dating back to 2008, expire in December. Once the program ended, they predicted, more people ...

US unemployment applications rise

WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter.

Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits

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. MILD INCREASE EXPECTED: Economists ...

North Dakota Unemployment Rate at 2.6% - 24/7 Wall St.

Attribute it to the benefits of shale. North Dakota, much of which sits atop of the Bakken Formation, one of the largest natural gas formations in the world, has a nationwide low unemployment rate of 2.6%. The number is ...

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