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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Hiring bias against the unemployed: Should there be a law?

    The day Debra Wolverton was laid off from her retail sales job in June 2013, she stopped by some businesses on her way home in Austin, Texas, to ask for work. She was told to apply online. She did, countless times for countless job openings. She...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jobless claims fell more than expected last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped more than forecast last week, underscoring improvement in the labor market. New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 from the previous week to 298,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...
  • 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...
  • Table: U.S. jobless claims rose in latest week

    (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless benefit claims, seasonally adjusted. Insured Unemployment Week Ended Initial Claims 4-Week Avg. Continued Claims rate (pct) 08/09/14 311,000 295,750 N/A N/A 08/02/14 290,000-R 293,...
  • U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market

    U.S. jobless claims up, but trend still points to firming jobs market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...