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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000

    Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for...
  • Convicted Of Felony Theft, Woman Was Hired By A Group-Home Company With A Troubled History

    With a felony conviction for larceny, Shani Halima Williams doesn't seem a likely fit at a company that operates group homes for developmentally disabled adults, particularly one that saw at least five of its workers fired or arrested for alleged abuse at...
  • Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

    Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble
    Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment...
  • Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud

    Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud
    California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech. In recent years, the state Employment Development Department has been plagued by breakdowns of a 30-year-old computer system. Staffers were forced to spend extra...
  • Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006

    Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006
    Average weekly unemployment claims over the last month hit an eight-year low, the government reported, in another positive sign for the labor market recovery. The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits held roughly steady at...
  • Fusion Paperboard Workers To Receive Federal Benefits

    The 142 workers of Fusion Paperboard, a factory that made recycled thin cardboard before closing last month, will qualify for extended unemployment benefits and free tuition from a federal program that aims to soften the pains of globalization. The U.S....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jim O'Neill: Calm in financial markets rests on faith in the Fed

    Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved. To begin with, coping with the...