More Unemployment Articles

  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006,...

  • Florida Gov. to highlight job creation proposals

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pledging to permanently eliminate manufacturing equipment sales taxes and create new incentives to encourage more science and engineering graduates. Scott plans to highlight his "Jobs for the Next Generation" proposals during campaign stops...

  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week...

  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again in June

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in June, driven to its lowest level since October 2008 by a fourth straight month of improvement, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The monthly unemployment report showed evidence of potential...

  • Labor Department grant to assist unemployed

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is getting more than $6 million from the federal government to help people who have been out of work for a long time. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the Job-Driven National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Labor Department will be used to create and expand...

  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to near a seven-year low

    Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.

  • Yes, long-term unemployment is falling, but for 'all the wrong reasons'

    Long-term unemployment in the U.S. fell 293,000 in June to 3.1 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this month.

  • More good news about job creation -- but there's a catch

    Analysts had expected that the number of job openings for May would settle back down after a boom of nearly 10 percent in April. Instead, they rose again, from 4.5 to 4.6 million, according to the BLS' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).

  • Initial unemployment claims drop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 28 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,577 from the previous week's total of 2,604. For...

  • Looking under the hood on the latest good jobs report

    Let's bring American companies back home. There will be more growth, more investment, more jobs and much higher wages.

  • Is the 'recovery summer' for real this time?

    There are finally signs that the long-awaited recovery, complete with above-trend economic growth, may finally be underway.

  • John Zogby's Report Card: Obama's gamble to go rogue could revive presidency

    Pollster John Zogby says more Americans believe President Obama's agenda is finished, but his bid to go rogue and act without approval from Congress shows that he is not giving up the fight.

  • Unemployment protest hits French theater festival

    AVIGNON, France (AP) — One of Europe's premier theater festivals is canceling some shows as French workers protest changes to their offseason unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d'Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled to run on Friday's...

  • Amid positive jobs numbers, politicians hedge bets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top jobs numbers for June would seem to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and hiring showed five months of steady growth. But the public continues to perceive the economy as poor. So, heading...

  • VIDEO: June jobs report shows growth

    The United States economy added 288,000 jobs in June, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.



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