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  • Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses

    Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses
    Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday. After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown

    Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to 358,000 but remained high because of the partial federal government shutdown. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped from the previous week's revised figure of...
  • Right-wing lawmakers govern by lurching from one manufactured crisis to another

     Right-wing lawmakers govern by lurching from one manufactured crisis to another
    Once again, right-wing lawmakers in Congress have shown how disconnected they are from the needs of the people. From forcing the federal government to shut down, engaging in futile votes to defund the Affordable Care Act and threatening to not raise the...
  • In North Carolina, a Democratic state official speaks out

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Roy Cooper is in a very lonely place. He's a Democratic state attorney general surrounded by conservative Republicans who control North Carolina state government. Now those Republicans have put Cooper in an awkward spot. He has...
  • State orders furloughed federal workers to repay unemployment benefits

    State orders furloughed federal workers to repay unemployment benefits
    Furloughed federal workers in Illinois who received unemployment benefits during the government shutdown this month and have also received wages for the days they weren't working will not be able to keep both paychecks. The 577 workers who collected...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • As many as 300,000 jobless affected by state software snags

    As many as 300,000 jobless affected by state software snags
    Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks. The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...
  • L.A. County supervisors advance plan for new women's jail

    L.A. County supervisors advance plan for new women's jail
    As Los Angeles County struggles to deal with rampant jail overcrowding, elected leaders took steps Tuesday to build a new women's jail in Lancaster but appeared on the verge of canceling a plan to ship 500 long-term inmates to a facility in Kern County....
  • Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles

    Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles
    The state Assembly has set an oversight hearing for Nov. 6 that will look into what went wrong when the state Employment Development Department launched a computer system upgrade that backfired, delaying unemployment checks to thousands of state...
  • Initial jobless claims fell last week as government shutdown ended

    Initial jobless claims fell last week as government shutdown ended
    WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped last week as fewer federal workers applied for benefits, but the figures remained inflated by the 16-day partial government shutdown. The total number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits...
  • Many unemployed Californians continue to report EDD complaints

    Many unemployed Californians continue to report EDD complaints
    SACRAMENTO — Weeks after a computer malfunction interrupted unemployment benefits for as many as 300,000 unemployed Californians, many say they're still struggling to get help from the Employment Development Department. Some people have gone...