| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims.
Ten people were...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 6:23 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 1:37 PM
NEW BRITAIN — A West Hartford man was sentenced to 21 months in prison Friday for illegally collecting unemployment compensation, supplemental nutrition assistance benefits and defrauding Medicaid, officials said.
Troy D. Williams, 40, of South...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:17 AM
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. Yet even with the increase, applications for jobless aid remain low, a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month.
Weekly applications rose 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000, the Labor...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:09 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped significantly last week, a sign of a strong job market despite evidence of tepid economic growth in the opening months of 2015.
Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 20,000 to a...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 6:22 AM
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:10 AM
A new report by Florida International University asserts that states like Florida that have dramatically tightened eligibility for unemployment insurance are seeing the biggest drops in the jobless receiving any benefits at all.
The conclusion from FIU's...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 10:48 AM
The state paid unemployment benefits to some people behind bars, according to an audit that also found other problems in the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
The audit of the Division of Unemployment Insurance, which was...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:24 PM
California's unemployment insurance agency, after stumbling in the aftermath of the Great Recession, is making strides toward improving service to the jobless, the program's director told members of a state Senate oversight committee.
"We are meeting...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:32 AM
ROCKY HILL — A New Haven man who authorities said collected unemployment benefits while in jail was arrested Thursday, said a spokesman from the Chief State's Attorney's office.
Candido Rivera, also known as Candido Quiles, 45, was charged with...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:21 AM
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market.
Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...