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  • Initial jobless claims drop slightly

    Initial jobless claims drop slightly
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on a downward trend as holiday season volatility appeared to ease. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 339,000 in the week ended...
  • Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles

    Assembly sets oversight hearing for Nov. 6 over EDD troubles
    The state Assembly has set an oversight hearing for Nov. 6 that will look into what went wrong when the state Employment Development Department launched a computer system upgrade that backfired, delaying unemployment checks to thousands of state...
  • Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote

    Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote
    WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
  • Good answers to why you've been jobless

    DEAR JOYCE: What should I say, other than "duh," when an interviewer asks why I've been out of work for so long? Is this question even legal? -- J.R. An interviewer uses the legal why-jobless-so-long question as a time-saver to quickly uncover what's...
  • Is a portfolio career in your future?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm working three part-time jobs because I need the money and that's what's available to me. The nerve-wracking, time-juggling stress is making me physically ill. I need to regroup and reapply. Ideas? -- L.B. One possibility: When you can't...
  • Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown

    Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- The latest report on job creation and the unemployment rate, set to be released Friday, could be delayed if the federal government shuts down this week, the Labor Department said. "All survey and other program operations will cease and the...
  • Government shutdown doesn't buy much more time on debt limit

    Government shutdown doesn't buy much more time on debt limit
    WASHINGTON -- The partial government shutdown reduces the federal government's expenses but not enough to significantly push back the mid-October date by which the debt limit needs to be raised, according to Treasury Department officials and a think-...
  • What to expect during hearing on jobless checks delays [video chat]

    The California Assembly will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine what exactly went wrong with a botched upgrade to the state's unemployment benefits computer system that has left thousands without jobless checks for weeks. The Times has reported...
  • Any federal job openings after sequestration?

    DEAR JOYCE: Are federal jobs still a good place to look for employment? Or has the sequester dried up the federal job market? -- J.M. I can see how headlines describing such sequestration cutbacks as the shrinking of work weeks for flight controllers,...
  • High youth unemployment costs U.S. billions a year, study says

    High youth unemployment costs U.S. billions a year, study says
    Stubbornly high unemployment among millennials costs the U.S. billions in lowered tax revenue and higher safety net costs, according to one study. Millennials -- defined as those 18 to 34 years old -- have suffered from double-digit jobless rates for...
  • U.S. Postal Service reports $5-billion yearly loss

    U.S. Postal Service reports $5-billion yearly loss
    The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a $5-billion loss in the last fiscal year and again urged Congress to take legislative action that would help the agency shore up its finances. The $5-billion loss during the fiscal year that...