| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:42 PM
With a felony conviction for larceny, Shani Halima Williams doesn't seem a likely fit at a company that operates group homes for developmentally disabled adults, particularly one that saw at least five of its workers fired or arrested for alleged abuse at...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years.
Other data on Thursday showed the number of new jobless claims rose last week but remained near a 14-...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:41 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — A Hampton businessman who recently pleaded guilty to failing to abide by federal wage standards wound up in federal court in Newport News Thursday to plead guilty to a new set of federal charges.
David L. Merryman, owner of Merryman...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook.
Initial claims for state unemployment...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:26 PM
California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech.
In recent years, the state Employment Development Department has been plagued by breakdowns of a 30-year-old computer system. Staffers were forced to spend extra...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Average weekly unemployment claims over the last month hit an eight-year low, the government reported, in another positive sign for the labor market recovery.
The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits held roughly steady at...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The 142 workers of Fusion Paperboard, a factory that made recycled thin cardboard before closing last month, will qualify for extended unemployment benefits and free tuition from a federal program that aims to soften the pains of globalization.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:32 AM
American companies announced the fewest planned layoffs in 14 years in September while initial unemployment claims dropped last week to near a post-recession low, two positive labor market signs ahead of Friday's jobs report.
With the slowdown in job...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended...