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  • Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says

    Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Private-sector hiring slowed last month as employers added 176,000 new jobs, but the gains were consistent with the labor market's steady though unspectacular growth over the last two years, payroll processing firm ADP said Thursday....
  • 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...
  • Jobless claims unexpectedly jump to highest level since March

    Jobless claims unexpectedly jump to highest level since March
    WASHINGTON — Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week to the highest level since March, the Labor Department said Thursday, countering recent upbeat economic data and reflecting holiday season volatility. The number of people filing...
  • California EDD struggling to keep up with unemployment claims

    California EDD struggling to keep up with unemployment claims
    It took a month before the state Employment Development Department said it got a handle on about 124,000 backlogged unemployment benefits claim after a computer upgrade inadvertently halted payments. Now another problem: Thousands of Californians who...
  • 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...
  • California EDD to pay delayed unemployment benefits this week

    California EDD to pay delayed unemployment benefits this week
    The state Employment Development Department said late Tuesday it will begin to pay out all backlogged unemployment benefits as soon as Thursday.  The backlog of about 80,000 claims began when the EDD upgraded its 30-year-old computer system over Labor...
  • The GOP discovers inequality

    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week to the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 from a downwardly revised 328,000...
  • Live EDD hearing: Officials unaware of benefits foul-up for 2 weeks

    Live EDD hearing: Officials unaware of benefits foul-up for 2 weeks
    Underway in Sacramento, an Assembly panel is questioning officials about the botched rollout of an upgrade to the California unemployment benefits system. It took two weeks for officials at California's Employment Development Department to realize there...
  • Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance

    Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance
    WASHINGTON -- Moody's Investor Services on Friday said it cut the credit ratings for four big U.S. banks because of reduced chances the government would bail them out in a future crisis. The ratings for bank holding company debt of JP Morgan Chase & Co....
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....