| 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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON — As soon as the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a measure Monday to extend unemployment aid to jobless Americans, a beleaguered group of House Republicans from states with high unemployment rates called on Speaker John A. Boehner...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Another plunge in once-soaring technology stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index into a triple-digit decline and pushed the rest of the stock market down with it.
Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday but faces continued opposition from Republicans in the House, making final passage uncertain....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:41 PM
SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency.
Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report.
About 326,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose a bit to 320,000 last week, but remained low as the effects of severe winter weather continued to ease, according to Labor Department data released Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.
The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:43 PM
SACRAMENTO — A member of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle and a veteran labor union lobbyist has been recruited to run California's troubled Employment Development Department.
Patrick William Henning has been serving as the governor's chief...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The first thing Eric Miles lost was his Jeep. Then it was the apartment that he and his 12-year-old son called home.
Since the federal government cut off jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed late last year, the 54-year-old East Baltimore man has...