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  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and...

  • SC unemployment fell to 5.5 percent in March

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate continued a nearly yearlong decline last month, falling for the 10th month in a row, state officials said Friday. The state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. That's down...

  • Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications,...

  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.

  • La-Z-Boy cutting 100 jobs in North Carolina

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — La-Z-Boy Inc. is closing two facilities and eliminating 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a larger restructuring of its business. The furniture maker said Wednesday that it will idle two North Wilkesboro facilities and put them up for sale. It will move warehouse and...

  • Janet Yellen: Full employment, stable inflation 'plausible' by the end of 2016

    In a speech at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, Yellen noted that the Fed's monetary policy committee's latest projections were for the unemployment rate to fall within the range of what officials think is full employment for the U.S. by the end of 2016, and for inflation to rise to...

  • Jobless rate up for 57 Kentucky counties in 2013

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates rose last year for 57 of the state's 120 counties but dropped for 51 counties. Meanwhile, the rates for 12 counties stayed the same from 2012 to 2013, and Kentucky's rate of 8.3 percent was also unchanged during the...

  • First-time unemployment insurance claims rise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 5 increased from the previous week's total. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,101 from the previous week's total of 1,985. There were 2,444...

  • Unemployment claims lowest since 2007, but employment boom not guaranteed

    Weekly unemployment insurance claims fell in the week ending April 5, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, to 300,000 -- the lowest number since early 2007, well before the beginning of the recession. The four-week moving average for claims also fell to 136,250, the lowest post-crisis...

  • Long-term unemployment benefit package sits in House limbo

    Senate-passed legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits has stalled in the House, as Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he won't move on the measure until Democrats and the Obama administration agree to include job-creating provisions. "They've not put forward anything with regard...

  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip 32k to lowest level since 2007

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 316,250.

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • Connecticut again tries to ban unemployment bias

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are again trying to ban discrimination against unemployed job seekers. Advocates say the problem has not gone away even though the jobless rate has fallen from 9.5 percent in November 2010 to 7 percent in February. A similar proposal failed in...

  • More grinding improvement in U.S. job creation in February

    Labor market churn picked up slightly in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning, but the pace of hiring and firing remains far below the levels that prevailed before the financial crisis that began six years ago. The number of job openings crossed the 4 million mark,...

  • Unemployment benefits bill headed to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession. "As many Americans...



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