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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.
Unemployment agency gets nearly $1.5 million

- 20 hours ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's unemployment agency is receiving nearly $1.5 million from the federal government to help catch those who collect unemployment while still working.

Unemployment continues to fall in Bridgwater

- 17 hours ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: UNEMPLOYMENT in Bridgwater is continuing to fall, according to Government statistics released last week.

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Unemployment falls in Pearl River county

Picayune Item: According to information released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Pearl River County's unemployment rate for the month of August was 7.2 percent, which is a decrease from July's rate of 8 percent. Overall, the rate puts Pearl ...

Unemployment Rates in Bulgaria Remain Stable in August – Eurostat

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in August 2014, stable compared with July 2014, but down from 12.0% in August 2013, according to Eurostat. The EU unemployment rate was 10.1% in August 2014, the lowest value since February 2012. The rate was down from 10.2% in July 2014, and from 10.8% in August 2013. Unemployment rates in Bulgaria have dropped from 12.8% in August ...

Eurozone inflation drops to 0.3%, unemployment steady

Brussels (AFP) - Inflation in the eurozone fell to 0.3 percent in September, the lowest for nearly five years, official figures showed Tuesday, signalling that the European Central Bank may have to go even further to avert the threat of deflation.

Europe's Youth Unemployment Stats Are Still Horrific

Business Insider: The figure has not even dropped by a percentage point since its peak in February last year. That's a nightmare for the Eurozone's governments, and the future of their economies. Youth unemployment in some countries is still of the charts (they ...

Trend of Unemployment in Nigeria

AllAfrica.com: In this discourse, Fadipe Olanrewaju Abiodun, a public affairs commentator, analyses the trends, causes and consequences of unemployment in Nigeria and posits that government can tackle the problem by creating enabling environment for investment, ...

Eurozone Inflation Falls, but Unemployment Remains Steady, Data Show

New York Times: FRANKFURT — Inflation in the eurozone fell in September while unemployment in August remained at 11.5 percent, according to official data on Tuesday that highlighted the region's economic weakness. Inflation declined to 0.3 percent from 0.4 percent, ...

German unemployment down to 6.5 percent on seasonal upturn; underlying trend slightly higher

Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 percent in September as hiring picked up after the summer break.

German Unemployment Unexpectedly Rises as Risks Increase

Bloomberg: German unemployment still contrasts with near-record levels in the rest of the euro area. Joblessness in the currency bloc held at 11.5 percent in August, the EU's statistics office in Luxembourg said today. Euro-area inflation slowed to 0.3 percent ...

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Athens unemployment rate drops

Online Athens: The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the Athens area unemployment rate for August was 6.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in July. The rate dropped primarily because the number of jobs increased and ...

Louisiana Workforce Commission receives $1.6 million federal grant to

The Louisiana Workforce Commission was recently awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to strengthen its unemployment insurance program. The grant is part of an $87 million in U.S. Department of Labor funds to be used towards ...

Federal funds to let Hawaii employers to file unemployment transactions online

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is receiving a $1.09 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve technology for the state's unemployment insurance program and take some filing and reporting functions online, ...

Tennessee Unemployment Numbers To Be Released Later This Week

Later this week, the Tennessee Department Of Labor is set to release September unemployment numbers.

In a surprise, Georgia unemployment rate rises again | Political

Georgia's unemployment rate ticked up last month, an increase that's sure to jolt the heated race for governor. The Georgia Department of Labor released figures just before midnight Thursday showing the unemployment rate ...

PERCENT IN JULY..

Haley talks unemployment during Spartanburg visit

The State: Despite the drop, South Carolina's unemployment rate is slightly above the national average of 6.1 percent. The unemployment rate hit a low of 5.3 percent in April, May and June, but jumped to 5.8 percent in July and 6.4 percent in August, according to ...

Midland County unemployment drops to 5.3 percent

Midland Daily News: Saginaw County's unemployment rate dropped from 8.7 percent in July to 6.5 percent in August, while Bay County's fell from 8.3 percent to 6.3 percent. A number of factors affected August's rates, according to a report written by Kevin Doyle, economic ...

Italy Aug jobless rate falls to 12.3 percent, but youth unemployment hits new record at 44.2 percent

Italy's unemployment rate fell in August to 12.3 percent from 12.6 percent in July but joblessness among young people hit a new record above 44 percent, national statistics bureau ISTAT reported on Tuesday. ISTAT said a net 32,000 jobs were created in August from July and employment was broadly stable from a year earlier. Youth unemployment, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES..

Low unemployment rates contribute to dropping college enrollment, officials say

Deseret News: As Utah's unemployment rate has dropped by nearly half since 2010, more part-time students, especially those in technical training programs, have left school and entered the job market, Heath said. "College enrollments tend to have an inverse ...

Thumb unemployment rates fall during August

Huron Daily Tribune: According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget's latest unemployment rate report for the Mid Michigan area, rate declines in metropolitan areas in August primarily were because of fewer teens and seasonal workers active in the ...

Unemployment rates continue to decrease in GLOW counties

Unemployment rates continue to decrease in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, according to the most recent data from the state Department of Labor. The decline in jobless numbers also follows state and national trends. Genesee ...

Unemployment rates drop in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties

Olean Times Herald: There's been a drop in the number of individuals claiming unemployment in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, according to New York state Department of Labor's preliminary August data released Tuesday. In Cattaraugus County, the unemployment rate ...

Local unemployment falls for fifth straight month

Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Calculated Risk: BLS: State unemployment rates little changed in

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in August. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases from July, 15 states had decreases, and 11 states had no ...

Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed

IRELAND HAS A worryingly high rate of unemployment among 25-64 year olds, and the level of Irish young people neither employed nor in education of training is among the highest in the developed world. The OECD's ...

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS..

Unemployment benefits possible in red-light-ticket firing

Newsday: Unemployment benefits possible in red-light-ticket firing. September 29, 2014 7:57 PM By CARRIE MASON-DRAFFEN carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com. State labor law doesn't state that a company is "responsible" for paying tickets issued on its vehicles ...

Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Economy Q2 Rebound Faster than

The Epoch Times: Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth. This file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene ...

Five years for woman convicted in $1.5 million unemployment benefits scam

The Star-Ledger: Monique Valentine, 35, formerly of Roselle, pleaded guilty in March 2013 to conspiring with her ex-boyfriend, Terry Dilligard II, his father and others to file unemployment claims in the names of co-conspirators, individuals whose identities were ...

5 years for woman in NJ unemployment benefits scam

Asbury Park Press: State prosecutors allege Valentine and four others led a scheme in which they filed false unemployment insurance claims between August 2006 and November 2010 for more than $2 million, in the names of coconspirators, people whose identities had been ...

Jobless Receiving Unemployment Insurance at a Record Low

It has been nearly nine full months since Congress allowed a program extending state unemployment benefits to the long-term jobless to expire. In that time, millions of Americans, who less than a year ago would have been eligible for an additional six months of unemployment benefits, have seen them cut off. Now, according to a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute, the percentage of ...

Town hall meeting on unemployment benefits tonight | WREG.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — State Rep. Antonio Parkinson is holding a town hall meeting on unemployment benefits Monday night. The purpose of the meeting is to let people know how to access unemployment benefits and use he ...

Unemployment benefits to rise in NY - Politics on the Hudson

“This state's unemployment insurance system has been broken for far too long – starving deserving New Yorkers of sufficient benefits and saddling businesses with billions of dollars of debt,” Cuomo said in a statement.

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