| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example.
The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Even though South Florida's economy is on the rebound, some people are still struggling -- and the Internal Revenue Service wants to help with information.
People can go online to irs.gov and find out if they pay taxes on unemployment benefits. (Yes, if...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:40 AM
In December, Congress allowed federal emergency unemployment insurance to expire. Since then, more than 2 million unemployed Americans have been left in the lurch.
In Illinois, nearly 171,000 people have lost or will lose their unemployment benefits....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:09 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:57 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:38 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Florida has recovered $1.5 million in "financial restitution" from unemployment benefits website developer Deloitte Consulting, said Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's executive director Jesse Panuccio in an update Wednesday evening....