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Unemployment at record low

- 4 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Unemployment fell again last month as it continued its record downward trajectory.

New York Unemployment Benefits Going Up

- 4 days ago @ wwnytv.com: Cuomo's office said, in 2013, the governor signed into law a major reform to the state's unemployment insurance system, which included paying off the debt to the federal government sooner, increasing fraud prevention measures and penalties, and making ...

Unemployment benefits to rise in NY

- 4 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Unemployment benefits will increase to a maximum $420 a week from $405 a week on Oct. 6, while the minimum rate will...                

Unemployment benefits to increase in New York

- 4 days ago @ yahoo.com: Benefits for the unemployed are set to go up in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the minimum weekly rate will increase from $64 to $100 and the maximum weekly rate will increase from $405 ...

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Unemployment help now available on Sundays

WTHR: Indiana's unemployment numbers are out for August and while there are encouraging signs of an economic turnaround, the struggle continues for thousands of Hoosiers. It's estimated that right now in Indiana 180,000 people are looking for work. Sunday ...

This GIF Shows How Unemployment Swept Across America After The Financial

Business Insider: But not all regions were affected equally, as county-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. A GIF posted to Reddit by @MetricMaps shows how the unemployment rate changed in every county in the US over several years. Check it out: The ...

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Lamb identifies unemployment compensation fraud as issue

NewsOK.com: Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said examples of unemployment compensation fraud are people who are collecting unemployment benefits but are not looking for work or who have turned down job offers. Unemployment compensation is for employees who ...

Ed Miliband Decides To Increase Unemployment With Minimum Wage Rise

Forbes: And as something of a corker of an idea Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, has decided that what the country really needs is an increase in unemployment. It has to be said that this is a difficult idea to grasp, unemployment is more normally ...

Unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent

Idaho State Journal: Bingham County had an August unemployment rate of 3.9 percent; Bear Lake, 3.5 percent; Caribou, 4.1 percent; Oneida, 3.5 percent; and Power, 5.4 percent. Franklin County had the lowest unemployment rate of any of Idaho's 44 counties at 2.5 percent.

City unemployment ticks down slightly

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate ticked downward ever so slightly in August and continues to be lower than both the state and county jobless rates, according to numbers released by the state's Employment Development Department. The city's ...

Local unemployment drops

Desert Dispatch: Most local cities and towns saw unemployment drop by about one percentage point in August. Adelanto was down to 12.9 percent after reporting 14.1 percent unemployment in July, but the city still maintained the highest rate of joblessness in the Victor ...

City unemployment sees biggest monthly drop ever

There is some disagreement among economists about what the unemployment rate will look like over the next few months. Citing a recent Federal Reserve announcement that there will very likely be no increase in short term interest rates until the middle ...

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RATES ROSE IN NEARLY HALF..

Unemployment Rates Rise in 24 US States in August

ABC News: Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring picked up in 35 states, ...

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS..

Colorado loses 700 jobs in August, but unemployment rate falls to 5.1%

The Denver Post: Colorado lost 700 nonfarm payroll jobs in August, the first time in 34 months that the state has not seen job growth, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. However, unemployment in Colorado declined to 5.1 percent in August, ...

Wisconsin's unemployment rate falls to 5.6% in August

Wisconsin's unemployment rate dipped to 5.6% in August, down from 5.8% in July and 6.7% one year ago in August 2013. Thursday's monthly report from state Department of Workforce Development, which is based on preliminary estimates, shows that ...

Michigan unemployment rate falls to 7.4 percent in August; flooding 'may have

MLive.com: LANSING, MI — Michigan's unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in July to 7.4 percent in August, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget. That's down more than a point from August ...

UK unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008 financial crisis

The Guardian: ONS figures showed unemployment on the "labour force survey" measure fell to 2.02m in the three months ending in July. The rate fell more sharply than expected, with the drop from 6.4% to 6.2% taking it to levels not seen for almost six years. The ...

Colorado unemployment rate falls to 5.1%, specter of inflation rises

Colorado's unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in August, the lowest since September 2008, raising questions about whether the state is nearing "full employment" and what that might mean

Illinois unemployment rate falls again

Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in August, only a slight decrease from the month before but marking the largest year-over-year decline since 1984.

Unemployment rate falls in the north west

According to data released today from the Office for National Statistics, regional unemployment from May to July in the north west was down 27,000 to 239,000.

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R.I. unemployment rate stays steady at 7.7% in August

The number of unemployed Rhode Island residents dropped by 500 people, to 42,600. The number of people counted as unemployed has dropped over the past year by 10,500, according to the DLT. That number includes those who are out of work, actively ...

Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014? Applications for US Jobless Benefits

The Epoch Times: WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile ...

Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280000, near a 14-year low

Los Angeles Times: Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 280,000 people filed for ...

Unemployment rate rises a tick in New Jersey

New Jersey's unemployment rate rose a tick in August to 6.6 percent as more people looked for work and the number of people with jobs dropped slightly. The state Labor Department released its preliminary ...

Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280, 000, near a 14-year low

Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday.

PERCENT IN AUGUST..

Arizona's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.1 percent in August

azcentral.com: Employers added nearly 39,500 workers in August, most of them working in public education, but the state's unemployment rate ticked upward for the third month in a row, reaching 7.1 percent. Led by health-care workers, private-sector employers added ...

Arizona's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.1 percent in August

Arizona's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.1 percent in August                

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SD unemployment drops in August

Statewide unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in August, according to the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. That's down from 3.7 percent in July and 3.8 percent during the same time last year. There were 16,000 people statewide who ...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TICKED..

Unemployment takes dive in Volusia, Flagler

That said, August's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate ticked down in Volusia to 6.5 percent from a revised 6.6 percent in July, snapping a three-month rise. The rate is the 41st highest among the state's 67 counties, according to the Florida ...

In a surprise, Georgia unemployment rate rises again

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 increased from 7.7 percent in ...

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