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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low

    Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low
    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,...
  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    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...
  • Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    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...
  • Jobs report could push Congress on unemployment aid

    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...
  • Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling

    Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling
    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...
  • U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or an anchor?

    U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or an anchor?
    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Florida fines unemployment benefits site developer $1.5 million for flawed site

    Florida fines unemployment benefits site developer $1.5 million for flawed site
    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....