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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Glitches plague new jobless-claims system

    Glitches plague new jobless-claims system
    The folks running Florida's unemployment program have an image problem. It's not just that the Department of Economic Opportunity's new, $63 million claims system seems to have been cobbled together by the same tipsy elves who built the national health-...
  • 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...
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • L.A. County backs out of sending jail inmates to facility in Taft

    L.A. County backs out of sending jail inmates to facility in Taft
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to halt a controversial plan to send county jail inmates to a facility in Kern County after a board member who had originally supported the contract changed her mind. The supervisors voted last month to...
  • Jobless claims drop for third straight week as shutdown impact ends

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell for the third straight week as furloughed federal employees returned to work and the effects of the government shutdown abated, the Labor Department said Thursday. There were 340,000 people who filed for first-...
  • Connecticut Hospital Salaries Show 18 Executives Making More Than $1 Million

    Last year, 18 executives at 11 Connecticut hospitals were compensated more than $1 million, according to a database released annually by the state Office of Health Care Access. Hartford Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital each had four executives...
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 354,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 354,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims unexpectedly rose to 354,000 last week, but the four-week average remained in the range of moderate labor market growth. The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits in the week ending Saturday...
  • Initial jobless claims dropped to 346,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped to 346,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped to 346,000 last week, a positive sign ahead of Friday's government unemployment report for May. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits in the...
  • Cut in food stamps will hit retailers

    Cut in food stamps will hit retailers
    U.S. food retailers are poised to take a hit as the federal government reduces its $78 billion-a-year food stamp program. Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking...
  • To those seeking jobless benefits, agency gave customer disservice

    To those seeking jobless benefits, agency gave customer disservice
    Suzanne Dinatale lost her job as sales manager for a biotech company in July. She applied almost immediately for unemployment benefits to help cushion the blow. Dinatale, 41, of Manhattan Beach, said she had no problem receiving the forms she needed...
  • Lawmakers to examine causes of state jobless benefit delays

    Lawmakers to examine causes of state jobless benefit delays
    Panicked Californians inundated the state's unemployment agency with 20 times the normal volume of phone calls after a botched computer upgrade delayed jobless checks and crippled parts of the department's website. Call attempts surged after the Labor...