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  • 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...
  • Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low

    Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low
    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...
  • Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants

    Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants
    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...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly

    U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly
    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...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims

    State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims
    Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said late Thursday that it is doubling its staff to handle questions and problems with its flawed online unemployment filing system Connect. DEO said it will hire 100 workers this month, another 100 in...
  • DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers

    DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE – Frustrated Florida lawmakers questioned the head of the state’s jobs agency Wednesday over the state’s problem-plagued unemployment benefits system. One lawmaker suggested Florida should "freeze out" the company that...
  • Senate reaches deal for long-term unemployment benefits

    Senate reaches deal for long-term unemployment benefits
    Major news services are reporting that the U.S. Senate has reached a deal to renew long-term unemployment insurance. The bipartisan deal would provide unemployment benefits for five months after individuals' state benefits expire. Senate negotiators...
  • Chan Lowe: New York tops Florida in population

    Chan Lowe: New York tops Florida in population
    To me, it's unimportant which state has the most people. Sure, federal funds are affected, as is the apportionment of congressional districts. How well a state takes care of its citizens, though, is of far greater significance. New York is a state...
  • Jobs report could push Congress on unemployment aid

    WASHINGTON -- Friday’s weak jobs report could provide momentum in Congress for extending unemployment insurance, despite the continued objections of most Republicans who believe that government intervention distorts the market and provides a...
  • Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system

    Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system
    The U. S. Department of Labor on Saturday authorized unemployment payments to Florida's unemployed whose claims have been delayed due to the state's flawed online unemployment system, Connect. The Department of Economic Opportunity said it met with...