| May 1, 2014
| 6:52 AM
First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report.
The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Initial jobless claims fell last week and the total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits hit a new seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for the first time for jobless benefits dropped to 312,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report.
First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading.
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency.
Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Initial jobless claims jumped by 28,000 after hitting a seven-year low, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth, according to government figures released Thursday.
About 326,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...