| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:47 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:18 AM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:28 AM
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-...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:32 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:07 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year.
Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
| 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...
| 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.