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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.
Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits

- 8 months ago @ The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. LITTLE CHANGE: Economists forecast ...

Applications for US unemployment benefits likely slipped a bit last week

- 8 months ago @ The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.

Unemployment benefits extended for some Iron Range workers

- 4 days ago @ Hundreds of Iron Range steelworkers laid off this year will get extended unemployment benefits after federal officials lobbied for additional relief for workers in the region hard-hit by slumping commodity prices. The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday ...



Job fairs bring out hundreds as unemployment numbers remain high “Unemployment is down. So, that's a good sign. Employers are out there saying, 'We're hiring',” he said. Unemployment is 7.4% in Shelby County, higher than the state and national averages. Still, even those who did not walk away from the job fairs with ...

Bernie Sanders Takes Swipe At 'Real Unemployment' Number In U.S. [VIDEO]

Daily Caller: President Obama often points to an unemployment rate that is at 5.3 percent; however, opponents of the administration say millions of unemployed Americans stopped looking for work all together and they are not included in the unemployment rate. Sanders ...

Florida's unemployment fund below recommended level

Sun Sentinel: Florida's unemployment insurance trust fund, used to pay workers' benefits after they are laid off, falls below the recommended level to meet obligations if unemployment begins rising again. If the current economic recovery faltered and unemployment ...

Quad City unemployment rate lowest since 2008

KWQC-TV6: CHICAGO, Ill (KWQC) – The Quad City unemployment rate fell last month to 5.1 percent. That compares to 6.3 percent in July of 2014. The last time it was that low was in 2008, when the jobless rate in the metro was 4.9 percent. The Illinois Department ...

Unemployment rate in Clay County goes up despite available jobs Vermillion County had one of the state's highest unemployment rates at 7.1 percent. The Indiana unemployment sat flat for July at 4.8 percent. You can find a full list of the unemployment rates in Indiana on the Hoosier Data website. An article on the ...

Waterbury woman charged with unemployment fraud

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – A Waterbury woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with illegally collecting over $12,000 in unemployment compensation benefits. Latisha Broadnax, 37 of 29 High View Street, was charged with one count each of ...

Beloit's unemployment drops in July

Beloit Daily News: Unemployment rates declined between June and July in 28 of the 32 largest communities in the state. Rates increased in three communities — Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant and Racine. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.7 percent between June ...

Area's unemployment rates continues decline

In the Danville MSA, unemployment was reported at 6.7 percent in July, according to the IDEA. In July 2014, the rate was 8.8 percent. The last time the Danville MSA was that low was in 2007, when it was 6.5 percent. The city of Danville's rate was 7.6 ...


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Applications for US unemployment benefits likely declined slightly last week

Fox Business: WASHINGTON – The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday. SMALL DROP: Economists forecast that weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 2,000 last week ...


DeKalb County unemployment rate falls to 5.4 percent

DeKALB – The unemployment rate in DeKalb County fell to 5.4 percent in July, down from 6.7 percent during the same month last year, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the U.S. Bureau ...

Happening nearby: Lovick shares good news about unemployment, economy

My Edmonds News: Snohomish County Executive John Lovick had good news to share at Thursday's Lynnwood Chamber meeting at Fairwinds-Brighton Court. The unemployment rate in the county is down to 3.6 percent, a decrease of about 2 percent from the last time Lovick ...

Metro area unemployment rate dips to 5.2 %

The estimated unemployment rate in the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area dipped to a preliminary 5.2% in July, according to a report issued Wednesday by the state Department of Workforce Development. That's down from 5.5% in June and 6.3% in ...

1000 new jobs drops Waukegan unemployment below state average

Chicago Tribune: The unemployment rate in Waukegan dropped below the state average of 5.9 percent this summer, with Lake County Partners reporting that more than 1,000 jobs were added to the local rolls between May and June, the highest spike in summer hiring on ...

Magallanes Region retains second lowest unemployment rate in Chile

Unemployment in Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile reached 4% in the March/May quarter, which is 1.2 percentage points higher than a year ago, and 0.3 percentage points more than the previous mobile quarter, ...


Cobb, Smyrna Unemployment Rates Increase Smyrna's unemployment rate increased by two-tenths of one percent to 5.2 percent, according to the preliminary unemployment figures for July. Some 1,705 Smyrnans were out of work last month. During July of 2014, the unemployment rate was 6.5 percent.

The unemployment rate, community college enrollments, and tough choices (essay)

Inside Higher Ed: Employment and unemployment rates, much more than the number of high school graduates or other population trends -- which are important over time but very slow moving -- are the biggest factors driving enrollment for community colleges, for-profit ...

Springfield unemployment rises to 9.8 percent, but remains below last year's level In the city of Springfield, the unemployment rate rose six tenths of a percentage point to 9.8 percent for July, up from 9.2 percent in June. But the rate remains lower than 11.7 percent unemployment rate recorded in July 2014. The number of employed ...

Portland unemployment rises in July even with 8600 new jobs A similar trend happened statewide last month: Oregon's average unemployment rate increased from 5.5 to 5.9 percent. Still, the new report shows hiring accelerated even as the unemployment rate climbed. The seven-county Portland metro area picked up ...

The Unemployment Rate Does Not Measure Labor Market Strength

The official unemployment rate is more a measure of labor market disequilibrium than of labor markets strength or weakness. As economists and policy makers search for alternative measures of labor market strength, the picture gets confusing and the labor market still looks quite weak. This explains much of the Fed's reticence to raise interest rates.

Unemployment rate to hold steady in March

The unemployment rate is expected to have held steady at 6.3 per cent in March, when the figures are released on Thursday.

Yellen: Push unemployment rate lower to spur inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she's prepared to let the unemployment rate fall from its current 5.8 percent to exceptionally low levels, saying doing so should help cause inflation to rise closer to the Fed's 2 percent target.


Trump wants to tell you about the 'real' unemployment rate

MSNBC: On the first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on monthly U.S. job totals and the nation's unemployment rate. In the most recent report, the rate was 5.3% – its lowest point in more than seven years, and far from ...

New England Unemployment Rate Reported At 5.5 Percent In February

The New England unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in February, just below the national rate of 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.


Donald Trump says the 'real' unemployment rate is 42%. He's really, really wrong.

Vox: The nation's unemployment rate is low. Monthly job gains are high. By all official measures, the U.S. economy is in recovery mode. Not in Donald Trump's world. "We have a real unemployment rate that's probably 21%," Trump told TIME magazine this week.

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