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China to Publish Unemployment Rate for Big Cities

- 1 day ago @ online.wsj.com: China releases an urban unemployment rate regularly, but the data is widely seen to fail capturing real situation of the job market as the rate has been stagnating at around 4% for years. Even when the global financial crisis in 2008 sent millions of ...

Germany's Unemployment Lines Shrink in July

- 11 hours ago @ online.wsj.com: The adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7%, unchanged from June's rate. On an unadjusted basis, Germany's unemployment rate edged up to 6.6% in July from 6.5% in June. "The labor market is stable on the whole," Frank-Juergen Weise, head of Germany's ...

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As Republicans head home for recess, millions of unemployed are left behind

Huffington Post: For more than seven months, Josephine from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, looked for work without the assistance of unemployment insurance. Laid off from her job at General Motors, she wrote earlier this month that she had applied for hundreds of jobs ...

How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week, but they remain close to pre-recession averages. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid increased 23,000 to a seasonally ...

Unemployment applications tick upward this week

WDTN: WASHINGTON (AP) – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000.

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Increase to 302k; Still at Pre

ABC News: Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Increase to 302k; Still at Pre-Recession Levels. WASHINGTON — Jul 31, 2014, 8:32 AM ET. Associated Press. Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels. Join the ...

Eurozone unemployment, inflation fall: Eurostat

Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture on Thursday (July 31), with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook.

Eurozone unemployment, inflation fall

Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture Thursday, with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook. The jobless rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell to 11.5 percent in June from 11.6 percent in May, hitting the lowest level since September 2012, the Eurostat statistics agency said.

Arlington, Alexandria report lowest unemployment rates in Virginia in June

WJLA: Nationally, the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.3 percent. Rates dropped from last year in 359 metropolitan areas, increased in 10 and were flat in three. Arlington County had Virginia's lowest jobless rate with 3.6 percent in June.

Unemployment In Europe Improves By A Tiny Bit

Business Insider: From Eurostat: "In June 2014, 5.129 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28, of whom 3.319 million were in the euro area. Compared with June 2013, youth unemployment decreased by 506 000 in the EU28 and by 244 000 in the ...

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Washington unemployment rate rises to 5.3%

Unemployment rates fell in 359 metropolitan areas in June, but Washington was not one of them. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics says the Washington metro's unemployment rate in June was 5.3 percent, up from 5.0 percent in May. In the ...

Area unemployment rate falls, but numbers misleading

Standard Speaker: About 9,000 people have left the workforce – stopped looking for a job – in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the last year, statistics show. So Tuesday's announcement of a 6.3 percent unemployment rate in the 12-county area including Bradford, Carbon, ...

Euro-Area Unemployment Unexpectedly Declined in June

The unemployment rate in the euro area fell in June as the currency bloc gradually shakes off the legacy of the region’s debt crisis and longest-ever recession.

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Colorado Springs unemployment rate falls to 5 1/2-year low, but news isn't all

The Colorado Springs area job market took another big step forward in June as the area's unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest in 5½ years and the biggest month-to-month drop since at least 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported ...

Greater Baltimore unemployment rate rises

Unemployment rates fell in 359 metropolitan areas in June, but Baltimore was not one of them. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics says Greater Baltimore's unemployment rate rose from 5.9 percent in May to 6.5 percent in June.

To Combat Youth Unemployment, Start With School Choice

Six years after the Great Recession, the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics declared in June that the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.1 percent. But for those who recently left our education system, employment prospects are ...

US Veteran Unemployment In Each State

Drawing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2013, we took the overall average unemployment rate for each state and subtracted from it the corresponding veteran's average unemployment rate. The average ...

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Unemployment remains at 6.5% in metro Charlotte

The jobless rate in the Charlotte metro area remained at 6.5 percent in June, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported today. This figure is unchanged from May's rate. Despite the lack of change from May, the unemployment rate for the ...

Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent

Breitbart News: Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent ...

Rhode Island now requiring unemployment benefit recipients to post online

al.com: Rhode Island – home to the country's highest jobless rate – is now requiring those filing for unemployment to have a resume available on the state's employment website. Failure to do so within six weeks of filing means the recipient's jobless benefits ...

Five states with unemployment under 4%

USA TODAY: With the exception of Vermont, which had an unemployment rate of 3.5% in June, the states with extraordinary jobless figures are in the Great Plains, where an energy boom has helped the economy. Shale-rich North Dakota had a jobless rate of a mere 2.7% ...

Eurozone unemployment, inflation data paint mixed picture

Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture Thursday, with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook. Analysts said the jobs data was welcome but when set against the slowdown in inflation, it offered little comfort for the European Central Bank which will likely come under additional pressure ...

St. Louis loses jobs in June, but unemployment falls

Jobless rate here remains well above the national figure

S.Africa's jobless rate climbs to six-year high

South Africa's unemployment rate rose to its highest point in six years in the second quarter, with more than five million people out of work, official data showed on Tuesday. The unemployment rate in the three months to the end of June rose to 25.5 percent, from 25.2 percent in the first three months of this year, according to Statistics South Africa. The number of people without a job rose by ...

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No, Cutting Unemployment Benefits Didn't Boost North Carolina's Workforce

ThinkProgress: Last year, North Carolina made such drastic cuts to its unemployment insurance program that it got kicked out of the federal program that gave states money to keep the long-term unemployed receiving benefits after they exhausted the state-level ones.

Study: Unemployment cuts by states saved little money

Fortune: States that slashed unemployment benefits during the recession enjoyed little in the way of savings and failed to encourage job seekers to find work more quickly, according to a recent study. The study, released last week by the Economic Policy ...

Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Weekly Claims Decrease

The Epoch Times: (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,543 from the previous week ...

Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Weekly Claims Are Down

The Epoch Times: (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,543 from the previous week ...

Xenophon says proposal to force unemployed to apply for 40 jobs a month 'dead in the water'

A plan to force people on unemployment benefits to apply for 40 jobs a month looks unlikely to make it off the drawing board, with small and large businesses worried they will be inundated by low-quality job applications.

New state law slashes unemployment benefits

As unemployment rates drop, so does assistance for those who are laid off.

Labor Market Data Prove Extended Unemployment Benefits Were Hurting The Recovery

Back in December and January there was a fierce political fight over continuing the federal emergency extended unemployment benefits that had allowed people to collect unemployment for as long as 99 weeks. Democrats predicted doom both for the people whose benefits would be cut off and for the economy if the extended benefits were not continued. Now, with six months of data to study, we can see ...

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