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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level that is consistent with more hiring. Applications increased 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 294,000, the Labor Department said...
  • West Hartford Man Gets 21 Months For Fraud

    NEW BRITAIN — A West Hartford man was sentenced to 21 months in prison Friday for illegally collecting unemployment compensation, supplemental nutrition assistance benefits and defrauding Medicaid, officials said. Troy D. Williams, 40, of South...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 281,000

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 281,000
    More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. Yet even with the increase, applications for jobless aid remain low, a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month. Weekly applications rose 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000, the Labor...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid plunge

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid plunge
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped significantly last week, a sign of a strong job market despite evidence of tepid economic growth in the opening months of 2015. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 20,000 to a...
  • Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

    Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week
    Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to...
  • Florida ranks fourth-lowest in unemployment benefits

    Florida ranks fourth-lowest in unemployment benefits
    A new report by Florida International University asserts that states like Florida that have dramatically tightened eligibility for unemployment insurance are seeing the biggest drops in the jobless receiving any benefits at all. The conclusion from FIU's...
  • Audit: State paid unemployment benefits to prisoners

    Audit: State paid unemployment benefits to prisoners
    The state paid unemployment benefits to some people behind bars, according to an audit that also found other problems in the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The audit of the Division of Unemployment Insurance, which was...
  • Once-troubled state employment department seeing improvement, director says

    Once-troubled state employment department seeing improvement, director says
    California's unemployment insurance agency, after stumbling in the aftermath of the Great Recession, is making strides toward improving service to the jobless, the program's director told members of a state Senate oversight committee. "We are meeting...
  • Top Prosecutor: Imprisoned Man Receives Unemployment Pay, Gets Arrested

    Top Prosecutor: Imprisoned Man Receives Unemployment Pay, Gets Arrested
    ROCKY HILL — A New Haven man who authorities said collected unemployment benefits while in jail was arrested Thursday, said a spokesman from the Chief State's Attorney's office. Candido Rivera, also known as Candido Quiles, 45, was charged with...
  • Weekly jobless claims rise but remain low

    Weekly jobless claims rise  but remain low
    More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...