| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Stubbornly high unemployment among millennials costs the U.S. billions in lowered tax revenue and higher safety net costs, according to one study.
Millennials -- defined as those 18 to 34 years old -- have suffered from double-digit jobless rates for...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite the partial government shutdown, the tax man still cometh.
The Internal Revenue Service said that even though most of the agency's employees have been furloughed, Tuesday remained the filing deadline for millions of people who...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON -- The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits unexpectedly plunged last week to its lowest level since 2006, but the data were skewed because computer upgrades in two states prevented them from processing all their claims,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 330,000 last week, the lowest level since November, as holiday season volatility continued to ease ahead of Friday's government jobs report.
The number of people filing for first-time...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The good news: California's unemployment rate has fallen from 10.7% in May 2012 to 8.6% a year later.
The bad news: The improving economy means that the Department of Labor on Friday may nix the last tier in federal unemployment extension benefits --...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a $5-billion loss in the last fiscal year and again urged Congress to take legislative action that would help the agency shore up its finances.
The $5-billion loss during the fiscal year that...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:34 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week to 334,000, close to a five-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was down 24,000 from the previous week's revised...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:42 AM
WASHINGTON — First-time jobless claims surged last week to a two-month high after plunging to near a six-year low the previous week, highlighting the volatility of the data during the holiday season, the Labor Department said Thursday.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:50 AM
South Florida resident Maria Rodriguez lost her call center job in September and now she's literally waiting for the lights to go out.
She became eligible for unemployment benefits just before Florida converted its new $63 million online claim filing...