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Unemployment Benefits

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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...
  • Highway Bill Dashes Hopes for Long-term Unemployed

    WASHINGTON--The overwhelming approval this week of a House bill that would temporarily replenish a federal road-building fund has faded hopes Congress will come to the aid of the long-term unemployed in Connecticut, and elsewhere across the nation. That'...
  • U.S. economy gaining traction despite weak housing

    U.S. housing turning the corner, inflation creeping up
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales hit an eight month-high in June, suggesting the housing market was gradually regaining momentum and would help the economy to stay on a higher growth path this year. The third straight month of home sales gains,...
  • Help Wanted: No summertime unemployment benefits for school workers

    QUESTION: I have worked as a full-time classroom aide since 2001 and am contracted to work 183 days each school year. I do not get paid over the summer. On July 1, I always receive a letter stating that my services will be needed in September. Do I get...
  • Half time for the economy and you

    In the beginning of the year, I dusted off the crystal ball and made some predictions about 2014. At mid-year, it's time to see how those guesstimates stack up. Economic growth: Who knew that Polar Vortex would put the deep freeze on 2014 economic...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
  • Unemployed won't have to take skills test to get benefits

    Unemployed won't have to take skills test to get benefits
    The unemployed will no longer have to take a skills test to get benefits in Florida. They also won't have to file for benefits online when the electronic means of filing is unavailable -- there will be alternatives, such as telephone filing. Both...
  • 5 years after 'Appalachian Trail' scandal, Sanford rises from political dead

    WASHINGTON During a break in the recent congressional session, Mark Sanford sidled up to his pal Mick Mulvaney and sat next to him on a back bench in the ornate chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, a Cheshire cat's grin on his lean face. When...
  • Newly unemployed won't have to take skills test

    The unemployed will no longer have to take a skills test to get benefits in Florida. They also won't have to file for benefits online. Both changes will take effect Tuesday, after Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation last week. Advocates for the...
  • 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,...
  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...