08/21/14 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/20/14 01:27 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to address the national crisis of black youth unemployment.Â
08/19/14 03:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture. One of Astorino's more unusual proposals...
08/18/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday...
08/15/14 06:45 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 9 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 2,364 from the previous week's total of 2,293. For the...
08/15/14 06:00 PM
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday. FLORIDA'S NEW UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS REMAIN STEADY The state's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that Florida's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the...
08/15/14 02:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent in July, but two surveys used to calculate the rate showed different results, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday. EDD said its survey of businesses in the state found an increase of...
08/15/14 11:15 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that the state's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the Great Recession. New numbers released by the state show that the jobless rate was 6.2 percent last month. That's the...
08/15/14 06:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The state labor department says New York City's unemployment rate has dropped. It was 7.8 percent in July. That's down from 7.9 percent in June. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1nVIsgY ) says the drop occurred even though the private sector lost 9,000 jobs. A...
08/14/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's...
By Washington Examiner | 08/13/14 04:25 PM
If Obama wants the job market to recover faster, he should stop hanging dead weights on its belt.
08/13/14 03:00 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent in the latest month. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget released the July employment report Wednesday. It says the jobless rate was 7.5 percent...
By Becket Adams | 08/13/14 10:58 AM
Americans are now more concerned about illegal immigration than they are about the health of the U.S. economy, according to a new report from Gallup.
By Justin Green | 08/12/14 02:31 PM
Map perfectly sums up the unemployment rate since 1976.
By Lawrence Kudlow | 08/11/14 10:58 AM
There are signs that employment in the country is rising more rapidly these days. The February-July period was the first six-month stretch of consistent employment gains above 200,000 since 1997.
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