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  • Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low

    Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell last week and the total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits hit a new seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for the first time for jobless benefits dropped to 312,...
  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example. The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
  • U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or an anchor?

    U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or an anchor?
    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....
  • Unemployment benefits system to shut down Oct. 9 for overhaul

    Unemployment benefits system to shut down Oct. 9 for overhaul
    Florida's 35-year-old unemployment benefit claim system online will shut down by noon Oct. 9 for four days. It will be converted to a new system, "Connect," and be live again by Oct. 15, the state says. Unemployed workers filing their job search...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28

    More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28
    More than 14,000 unemployed workers in Broward and Palm Beach counties will lose federal emergency unemployment benefits on Dec. 28. In Broward County, about 8,600 laid-off workers will lose their benefits. Palm Beach County, about 5,700 people are...
  • DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers

    DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE – Frustrated Florida lawmakers questioned the head of the state’s jobs agency Wednesday over the state’s problem-plagued unemployment benefits system. One lawmaker suggested Florida should "freeze out" the company that...
  • Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling

    Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling
    Even though South Florida's economy is on the rebound, some people are still struggling -- and the Internal Revenue Service wants to help with information. People can go online to irs.gov and find out if they pay taxes on unemployment benefits. (Yes, if...
  • Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system

    Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system
    The U. S. Department of Labor on Saturday authorized unemployment payments to Florida's unemployed whose claims have been delayed due to the state's flawed online unemployment system, Connect. The Department of Economic Opportunity said it met with...
  • Jobs report could push Congress on unemployment aid

    Jobs report could push Congress on unemployment aid
    WASHINGTON -- Friday’s weak jobs report could provide momentum in Congress for extending unemployment insurance, despite the continued objections of most Republicans who believe that government intervention distorts the market and provides a...