| 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 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 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 23, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market.
About 283,000 people filed for...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Initial jobless claims jumped to 302,000 last week, but have averaged their lowest level in eight years during the previous month in further evidence of a strengthening labor market.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved.
To begin with, coping with the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Initial jobless claims dropped more than forecast last week, underscoring improvement in the labor market.
New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 from the previous week to 298,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels.
Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...