RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Unemployment and Layoffs

A collection of news and information related to Unemployment and Layoffs published by this site and its partners.

Top Unemployment and Layoffs Articles

Displaying items 111-121
  • More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level that is consistent with more hiring. Applications increased 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 294,000, the Labor Department said...
  • Massachusetts unemployment rate dips to 4.8 percent

    The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent last month, a slight drop from February and a full 1.1 percentage points lower than March 2014. The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development also announced on Thursday that the...
  • Chinese, Australian benchmarks lead Asian stock market gains

    Most major Asian stock indexes were higher Thursday as Chinese shares rebounded on stimulus hopes a day after gloomy first-quarter economic numbers and Australian shares rose on a surprise drop in the jobless rate. KEEPING SCORE: Most Asian indexes...
  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

    The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace from mid-February through the end of March although the harsh winter, the rising value of the dollar and a big plunge in oil prices were having adverse effects on some industries, the Federal Reserve said...
  • Protester rushes ECB chief Draghi at press conference

    It was supposed to be the European Central Bank's first calm meeting in months. President Mario Draghi was to explain how smoothly the bank's stimulus program was going. But just as he began his press conference, a protester startled participants by...
  • End terrible service at the IRS

    End terrible service at the IRS
    Let's face it. Most Americans aren't thrilled with the idea of paying taxes and don't embrace the federal agency responsible for collecting their dough — the Internal Revenue Service. So when Congress cuts or freezes the IRS' budget, many...
  • Commissioners to fund several agency requests

    Commissioners to fund several agency requests
    The Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted to use the county's surplus to fund more than $1.3 million for the recent board-approved drug enforcement program and self-contained breathing apparatus for eight volunteer fire companies but has yet to find...
  • States target long-term unemployment, food stamp rolls

    WASHINGTON After years of struggling with stubbornly high unemployment and elevated food stamp rolls, 10 states and the federal government are embarking this year on an ambitious new effort to help the jobless find work. Passed as part of the 2014 Farm...
  • West Virginia's unemployment rate jumps to 6.6 percent

    West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-half of a percentage point to 6.6 percent in March. WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed state residents increased by 3,600 last month But since March 2014, total nonfarm...
  • State Students Already Pay — Unions, Managers Must Do Part

    State Students Already Pay — Unions, Managers Must Do Part
    One of the only things the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has decided for next year is the price students will pay. And the cost will be high: 4.8 percent more tuition, fewer professional staff members, potentially fewer courses and...
  • Jobless claims fall again: 'No sign of softening'

    Jobless claims fall again: 'No sign of softening'
    Fewer people applied for first-time unemployment insurance last week, indicating a more stable market for jobs despite fears that a late February claims surge was a sign of weakening conditions. The number of initial jobless claims, which is...