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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Ailing U.S. infrastructure needs public-private investment [Commentary]

    Ailing U.S. infrastructure needs public-private investment [Commentary]
    When traveling this summer, you will likely encounter some combination of traffic on the highway, large crowds and delays at the airport and high gas prices. Some of this is the natural result of vacation season, but these experiences are also due to...
  • GOP congressman's lonely fight to revive jobless benefits

    Not far from once-booming Atlantic City, here's what the end of federal unemployment insurance looks like in a tattered community where the jobless rate is still almost twice the national average. A solitary Republican congressman stands in the...
  • After jobs report, Dow hits new high then declines a bit

    The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new record in early trading Friday before later reversing course and suffering a modest decline. The blue-chip indicator rose more than 60 points early on to notch its second record high in the last three days...
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  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
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  • Illinois reclaims $26.3M in fraudulent jobless benefit payouts

    Illinois reclaims $26.3M in fraudulent jobless benefit payouts
    The State of Illinois said it confiscated $26.3 million in federal tax refunds from individuals who knowingly collected employment insurance even though they were working, state officials said Thursday.  In the three years the state has been aiming to...
  • Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April

    Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April
    U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April, suggesting a sharp rebound in economic activity early in the second quarter. Nonfarm payrolls surged 288,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was the...
  • Why the drop in the unemployment rate isn't the good news we need

    More jobs were created in April than forecasters expected, and unemployment nationally dropped to 6.3%, the lowest it's been since 2008 in the early going of the Great Recession. You’d think that would be good news. But there are numbers, and then...
  • Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection

    Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika secured a fourth five-year tenure Friday after amassing nearly 82% of votes, according to initial results announced by Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz. The landslide victory in Thursday’s...