Mar 7, 2013 The Dow is still in record territory in early trading this morning. The surge comes on the heels of strong jobs data from the Labor Department, which show applications for unemployment benefits have fallen to a five-year low.
Mar 1, 2013 The sequester will mean cuts to the unemployment checks people depend on to pay bills.
Feb 28, 2013 When state unemployment benefits run out, federal long-term unemployment payments kick in. But sequester budget cuts could reduce those payments, putting the squeeze on those who can least afford it.
Dec 6, 2012 Fewer Americans filed for jobless benefits last week. Claims fell for the third straight week. What role did superstorm Sandy play in the fall in unemployment claims?
Nov 26, 2012 During the recession, Congress lengthened unemployment aid to a maximum of 99 weeks. If not renewed, the current extension will expire at the end of the year.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 5, 2012 While the U.S. reported the lowest number of applicants for unemployment benefits last month, Spain is reviving worries about the situation in Europe.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 15, 2012 A tentative deal has been reached to extend the payroll tax cut, as well as some unemployment benefits and Medicare payments. As the economy stays sluggish, we're in an era of seemingly endless government stimulus.
Feb 15, 2012 But commentator Betsey Stevenson says they're only just masking the need to reform how we help the unemployed.
Dec 21, 2011 Stephanie Elsenpeter has been unemployed for over a year. Her jobless benefits will run out in January. So what's she going to do?