| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:29 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:58 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels.
Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
| 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...
| 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
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 10:53 AM
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...
| 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...