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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Bridgeport Woman Charged With Illegally Collecting Unemployment

    A Bridgeport woman was charged Wednesday after authorities said she illegally collected about $3,000 in unemployment benefits. Christie M. Gray, 39, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mashantucket Woman Charged With Unemployment Fraud

    Mashantucket Woman Charged With Unemployment Fraud
    ROCKY HILL — A Mashantucket woman was accused of fraudulently collecting more than $23,000 in unemployment benefits, said a spokesman for the Chief State's Attorney's Office. Tracy A. Daley, 42, of Elizabeth George Drive on the Mashantucket...
  • Data show more robust economic rebound in second quarter

    Data show more robust economic rebound in second quarter
    The economic rebound in the second quarter was stronger than previously estimated, another sign of a recovery gaining momentum after stalling early in the year. The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of...
  • 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...
  • Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006

    Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006
    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...