| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The unemployed will no longer have to take a skills test to get benefits in Florida.
They also won't have to file for benefits online when the electronic means of filing is unavailable -- there will be alternatives, such as telephone filing.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In the beginning of the year, I dusted off the crystal ball and made some predictions about 2014. At mid-year, it's time to see how those guesstimates stack up.
Economic growth: Who knew that Polar Vortex would put the deep freeze on 2014 economic...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Initial jobless claims jumped by 28,000 after hitting a seven-year low, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth, according to government figures released Thursday.
About 326,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year.
Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report.
First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger wants jobless Marylanders whose unemployment checks have run out to send him their stories and photos as he and other Democrats push for a House vote on extended benefits.
"Over the past four months, I've heard from...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency.
Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.
The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...