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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.
Spanish Unemployment Unchanged in the Fourth Quarter

- 5 days ago @ wsj.com: MADRID—Spain's unemployment rate was unchanged in the fourth quarter compared with the previous three-months as significant job creation was partly offset by a rising number of job seekers. Spain's INE national statistics bureau said Thursday that the ...

Feds' unemployment benefits made job recession worse: Study

- 1 day ago @ washingtontimes.com: If you pay people not to work, they won't work — and cutting off their payments sends them scurrying back into the job market, according to new research by three academics who looked at the federal government's extended unemployment benefit program ...

Feds' unemployment benefits made job recession worse: Study

- 1 day ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: If you pay people not to work, they won't work — and cutting off their payments sends them scurrying back into the job market, according to new research by three academics who looked at the federal government's extended unemployment benefit program and concluded that it actually deepened, rather than helped, ...

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Nevada unemployment rate at lowest since 2008

The unemployment rate in Nevada has to fallen to the lowest rate since June 2008.

Missouri panel endorses limits to unemployment benefits

fox2now.com: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri bill to link the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate has approval from a House panel. The bill approved Monday also would increase the amount of money the state must have saved to pay for ...

NC unemployment rate for December will be announced

News & Observer: RALEIGH, N.C. — More than a month after North Carolina recorded the nation's largest month-to-month drop in unemployment, the state is about to reveal whether the trend continued. State officials are scheduled to announce the December unemployment ...

On Guard: The hunt for the truth behind SF's rosy unemployment numbers

To wit: "Today's unemployment numbers demonstrate, once again, that our economic policies are working and that more people in San Francisco are able to support their families and share in the success of our City," Lee wrote Friday to reporters in a ...

Rick Perry On Unemployment Statistics

I wouldn't normally bother with a post on something so seemingly minor, but when I read this I was incredulous. Apparently, former Texas Governor Rick Perry said the following regarding the recent unemployment data: "It’s been massaged, it’s been doctored" (Rick Perry, in Iowa, says unemployment rate has 'been massaged, [...]

Unemployment benefits keeping unemployment high

azcentral.com: The editorial hailed the fact that unemployment in the state was down. But at the same time noted that the Republican legislature in Tallahassee was "out of touch" with present-day employment realities after having trimmed the maximum number of weeks ...

Salem-area unemployment down to 7 percent in December

Statesman Journal: Benton and Hood River counties tied for the state's lowest unemployment rate in December at 5.4 percent. Fourteen other Oregon counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide average. The latest numbers apply to what the census designates ...

Only 1.1% of Americans Live in Unemployment Rate-Recovering Counties

NewsBusters (blog): NACo's four bases were returns to pre-recession bests in number of jobs, the unemployment rate, GDP, and home prices. Objectors wanted to completely discount the group's work based on its inclusion of home prices, arguing that pre-bubble home prices ...

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