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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes

    Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes
    A California lawmaker Monday asked for additional funding and an audit intended to ease problems with the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been hampered after a botched technology upgrade implemented by the beleaguered Employment...
  • 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...
  • American Express to pay $75 million in deceptive practices case

    Three American Express Co. subsidiaries have agreed to pay about $75 million in restitution and penalties for a variety of illegal practices involving hundreds of thousands of credit-card customers, regulators said Tuesday. American Express Travel...
  • Dale T. Mortensen, 1939-2014

     Dale T. Mortensen, 1939-2014
    Dale T. Mortensen, a professor of economics at Northwestern University, pioneered an approach to studying labor markets that led to a better understanding of unemployment. His research was aimed at answering questions like why people can be unemployed...
  • New computer system for unemployment benefits fails some | Poll

    New computer system for unemployment benefits fails some | <span class="inhed">Poll</span>
    South Florida resident Maria Rodriguez lost her call center job in September and now she's literally waiting for the lights to go out. She became eligible for unemployment benefits just before Florida converted its new $63 million online claim filing...
  • Supreme Court temporarily halts gay marriage in Utah

    Supreme Court temporarily halts gay marriage in Utah
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday halted same-sex marriages in Utah -- permitted for less than three weeks -- while the state appeals a lower-court ruling legalizing them, as the justices again left their imprint on the debate over gay nuptials. The high...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Are handwritten job search letters dead?

    DEAR JOYCE: My sister and I are both looking for employment. She argues that a handwritten cover letter gets more attention than using a computer to apply for a job. Is she right? -- R.J.A. Sis's view may be the exception proving the rule: Handwritten...
  • Unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Unemployment nudged downward to 6.4 percent in Palm Beach County in November, falling to the lowest rate since June 2008, the state said Friday. The rate was 6.7 percent in October and 8.1 percent a year ago. Seasonal retail jobs drove job growth in...