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  • D.C. workers collect unemployment payments while on city payroll, IG finds

    The DC Department of Employment Services cannot show it has done much to ensure city employees stop collecting unemployment insurance payments once they get hired, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • 3.6 million have lost unemployment insurance, Democrats say

    More than 3.6 million people have lost unemployment insurance benefits through September, according to a new report from House Democrats who want to renew the insurance program that Congress let expire in December.

  • Rand Paul to Americans in poverty: 'Give Republicans another chance'

    Republicans must broaden their appeal to Americans in poverty by touting growth-oriented economic policies such as lower taxes, Kentucky senator and Republican presidential prospect Rand Paul said this week.

  • Indiana unemployment agency wins anti-fraud grant

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana agency is receiving nearly $1.5 million from the federal government to help catch those who collect unemployment payments while still working. The money is coming to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development from the U.S. Department of Labor. Workforce...

  • Freight logistics firm adding 50 Louisville jobs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A company that handles freight logistics is expanding in Louisville and plans to add up to 50 new jobs. Total Quality Logistics is the nation's second-largest freight brokerage firms. The Cincinnati-based company is investing $800,000 to move to a new office space on...

  • Unemployment rates fall in all labor markets

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates fell in all of Michigan's 17 major labor market regions in August. The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that jobless rates dropped due to workforce reductions and fewer unemployed people actively...

  • Applications for US unemployment rise 12K to 293K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy. Weekly unemployment benefit...

  • Improving job market complicates push to renew unemployment benefits

    "In December, it was an open-and-shut case" to continue the program, said Michael Strain, an economist at the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute. "At this point, it's a much harder call to make."

  • Colorado loses 700 jobs but unemployment rate dips

    DENVER (AP) — State officials say Colorado lost 700 jobs in August but the unemployment rate dropped as the labor force shrank. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday all the losses came in private sector payroll jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3 percent in July to...

  • SC's unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate rose again in August to 6.4 percent, putting the state above the national jobless rate, according to labor data released Friday. The rise of six-tenths of a percentage point marked the second consecutive increase after three months...

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged for August

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate for August was unchanged from the previous month, according to state statistics released Friday. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last month's 5.7 percent unemployment rate was identical to July's, with overall non-agricultural...

  • Illinois jobless rate declines in August

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois' unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The latest figure, down one-tenth of a percentage point from July, represents a drop from 9.2...

  • Unemployment rate rises a tick in New Jersey

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — 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 monthly report Thursday. The report finds that employment decreased...

  • Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

    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 measure, fell 4,750 to 299,500, the Labor...

  • NYC bill would ban credit checks in hiring, firing

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council members held a hearing Friday on a bill that would prevent companies from using credit checks in employment decisions, a practice that they said harms the very people who need jobs the most. "We're here today for the simple cause of fairness," said...



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