| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week, indicating the labor market is strengthening.
Applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 from to the prior week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected new...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Initial jobless claims jumped to 302,000 last week, but have averaged their lowest level in eight years during the previous month in further evidence of a strengthening labor market.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:27 AM
Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market.
About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:09 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:34 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.
Initial claims for state...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:40 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:58 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:01 AM
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...