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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Trumbull Man Charged With Unemployment Fraud

    A Trumbull man was charged on Thursday with collecting more than $8,000 in unemployment benefits fraudulently, the state division of criminal justice said. Luis Joel Otera, 35, of Beverly Road, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public...
  • Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

    Jobless claims point to firmer labor market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...
  • Bill to help Virginia military spouses had modest cost

    It's a challenge many a military family has faced over the years – one spouse is transferred from Virginia and the other has to leave a good Virginia job – and a new state effort aims to ease the pain. The first report card on state Sen....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...
  • 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...
  • Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low

    Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low
    Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing

    Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing
    WASHINGTON -- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years. Other data on Thursday showed the number of new jobless claims rose last week but remained near a 14-...