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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall

    Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall
    American companies announced the fewest planned layoffs in 14 years in September while initial unemployment claims dropped last week to near a post-recession low, two positive labor market signs ahead of Friday's jobs report. With the slowdown in job...
  • Hampton contractor pleads guilty to fraud

    NEWPORT NEWS — A Hampton businessman who recently pleaded guilty to failing to abide by federal wage standards wound up in federal court in Newport News Thursday to plead guilty to a new set of federal charges. David L. Merryman, owner of Merryman...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended...
  • Private sector adds 204,000 net new jobs in August, ADP reports

    Private sector adds 204,000 net new jobs in August, ADP reports
    Private-sector job growth slowed a bit last month, but employers still added a fairly strong 204,000 net new positions, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday. The figure was a drop from July's downwardly revised 212,000 and below...
  • Data show more robust economic rebound in second quarter

    The economic rebound in the second quarter was stronger than previously estimated, another sign of a recovery gaining momentum after stalling early in the year. The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of...
  • Audit: State's handling of jobless claims hurt hundreds of thousands

    Audit: State's handling of jobless claims hurt hundreds of thousands
    California unemployment insurance workers wrongly denied hundreds of thousands of claims for jobless benefits that were overturned later on appeal by administrative judges, a new state audit concluded. As a result, those who lost their jobs were...
  • State wrongly denied hundreds of thousands of jobless claims, audit confirms

    SACRAMENTO — State employees who process unemployment claims wrongly denied benefits for hundreds of thousands of jobless Californians, a result of a botched system and procedures that caused fired workers to wait months for benefits, a state...
  • Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]

    Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this week, the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was signed into law. The goal was to ensure that those of us with the least would not be without food. In the ensuing decades, the program adapted to cultural, economic and technological changes and...
  • Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
  • Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low

    Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low
    Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 280,000 people filed for...
  • Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants

    Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants
    Maryland received a roughly $400,000 bonus Monday for its crackdown on businesses that misclassify workers, part of more than $2 million the state won in federal grants. It is the first time the U.S. Department of Labor has focused funding on efforts to...