| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Private-sector job growth slowed a bit last month, but employers still added a fairly strong 204,000 net new positions, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday.
The figure was a drop from July's downwardly revised 212,000 and below...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Fifty years ago this week, the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was signed into law. The goal was to ensure that those of us with the least would not be without food. In the ensuing decades, the program adapted to cultural, economic and technological changes and...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 280,000 people filed for...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Maryland received a roughly $400,000 bonus Monday for its crackdown on businesses that misclassify workers, part of more than $2 million the state won in federal grants.
It is the first time the U.S. Department of Labor has focused funding on efforts to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:34 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.
Initial claims for state...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:40 AM
In December, Congress allowed federal emergency unemployment insurance to expire. Since then, more than 2 million unemployed Americans have been left in the lurch.
In Illinois, nearly 171,000 people have lost or will lose their unemployment benefits....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:38 AM
Major news services are reporting that the U.S. Senate has reached a deal to renew long-term unemployment insurance.
The bipartisan deal would provide unemployment benefits for five months after individuals' state benefits expire. Senate negotiators...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
HARTFORD — At least a dozen former FUSE employees, including embattled CEO Michael M. Sharpe, have applied for unemployment benefits and named the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter school as their former employer.
In his request to...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Not far from once-booming Atlantic City, here's what the end of federal unemployment insurance looks like in a tattered community where the jobless rate is still almost twice the national average.
A solitary Republican congressman stands in the...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:52 AM
First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report.
The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Initial jobless claims over the previous month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly...