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  • Glitches plague new jobless-claims system

    Glitches plague new jobless-claims system
    The folks running Florida's unemployment program have an image problem. It's not just that the Department of Economic Opportunity's new, $63 million claims system seems to have been cobbled together by the same tipsy elves who built the national health-...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 5½-year low of 326,000

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 5½-year low of 326,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly plunged last week to their lowest level since the early days of the Great Recession as the labor market continued to show signs of strengthening. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment...
  • Media ignores sequester's impact

    Joe Davidson's article ("'Most vulnerable' workers are struggling," July 28) reprinted from The Washington Post carried good information and it is correct — the impacts of sequester aren't "commanding the attention they once did." For example, I...
  • Reworking California's jobless fund

    Swamped with more unemployed residents than any other state, California has paid a staggering sum in jobless benefits over the last six years — nearly $40 billion. But the state didn't have nearly enough money in its unemployment insurance fund to...
  • Mexican immigrants insulated native workers from job cuts, study says

    Mexican immigrants insulated native workers from job cuts, study says
    New research published Tuesday found that in cities with large numbers of Mexican-born workers, the immigrants insulated native-born workers from steep job losses during the recession. Researchers said that when labor markets soured, immigrants chased...
  • Measure of jobless claims drops to lowest level since 2007

    Measure of jobless claims drops to lowest level since 2007
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose slightly last week to 333,000 but the average over the past month dropped to its lowest level since 2007, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • Welfare Can Make More Sense Than Work

    Most decisions in life are the result of a cost-benefit analysis. When residents in Connecticut consider getting a job, they assume they would be better off having a job than not. They'd be wrong. Because in Connecticut, it pays not to work. Next...
  • Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears

    NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus. Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
  • California unemployment rate rises, but so does job growth

    California unemployment rate rises, but so does job growth
    California's economy sent out mixed signals in July: The unemployment rate inched up, but employers still added 38,100 jobs, one of the biggest gains for the state since the recession officially ended in February 2010. The jobless rate ticked up to 8.7%...
  • Unemployment rates rose last month in 28 states, fell in eight

    Unemployment rates rose last month in 28 states, fell in eight
    The country's labor market recovery was uneven last month with unemployment rates rising in 28 states and falling in eight, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Monday's data show that 11 states and the District...
  • Paul Bunyan, ox sidekick hired as insurance salesmen in Minnesota

    Paul Bunyan, ox sidekick hired as insurance salesmen in Minnesota
    Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, now has 10,000 reasons to to get health insurance, too. At least that's the latest pitch from state officials launching a campaign to enroll about 1 million residents in healthcare coverage when its state-run...