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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Could states afford jobless benefits if another recession hits?

    WASHINGTON Tens of billions of dollars in debt. Cuts to jobless aid that have been called "historic and disturbing." Unemployment insurance trust funds that are still clawing their way back to solvency. This is the Great Recession's legacy for the...
  • Bentley: More than 1,000 state employees could lose jobs

    Alabama faces grim prospects unless it finds more revenue — including deep cuts to the courts, mental health services, benefits to poor children and the jobs of more than 1,000 state workers — Gov. Robert Bentley told lawmakers Tuesday. The...
  • Bridgeport Woman Charged With Illegally Collecting Unemployment

    A Bridgeport woman was charged Wednesday after authorities said she illegally collected about $3,000 in unemployment benefits. Christie M. Gray, 39, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: April 21 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on Manchin's decision to stay in Senate: Sen. Joe Manchin's Sunday announcement that he would not return to West Virginia and seek a third term as...
  • PAC targets lawmakers for road fund sweep

    PAC targets lawmakers for road fund sweep
    "How many must die in Illinois?" That's the frightening headline on a large, glossy mailer sent to people's homes throughout the state by a political action committee representing road builders. In a twist on the old "sky is falling" cry of Chicken...
  • Unemployment rates up in 27 W.Va. counties in March

    Unemployment increased in 27 of West Virginia's 55 counties in March. WorkForce West Virginia says Calhoun County's unemployment rate of 15.9 percent was up from 14.7 percent in February and was the highest in the state. Other counties with the...
  • Maryland lost 5,700 jobs in March

    Maryland lost 5,700 jobs in March
    Maryland employers shed about 5,700 jobs in March, a month when the nation experienced its weakest job growth since 2013, according to estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The March losses followed seven consecutive months of...
  • Employers cut jobs in 31 US states as growth slows

    Employers in 31 U.S. states cut jobs last month as weak economic growth weighed on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused big job losses in some states. The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose or were unchanged in...
  • Union that was working with Christie on pensions backs out

    New Jersey's largest teachers union announced Tuesday that it is no longer working with Chris Christie on a plan to overhaul public workers' pensions and health benefits, a partnership the governor had heralded as a sign he could work with political...
  • North Carolina's March unemployment rate inches up

    North Carolina's jobless rate has inched up from the prior two months, according to figures released Tuesday. The North Carolina Department of Commerce said the state's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in March. The rates for February and January were...
  • State Added 4,000 Jobs In March, Labor Department Reports

    State Added 4,000 Jobs In March, Labor Department Reports
    HARTFORD — Connecticut employers added 4,000 jobs in March, a strong rebound from February, when the state's workforce shrank by thousands, the state Department of Labor said Monday. Connecticut has added 27,100 jobs in the past year. The state'...