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Unemployment claims fell last week -- but there's a catch

Sep 12, 2013
The trend is in the right direction, but the statistic won't dominate in the markets.
Posted In: unemployment claims, unemployment benefits, labor market

Long-term unemployment gets...longer

Apr 5, 2013
Even as the U.S. economy is adding jobs, nearly five million people have been out of work for at least six months, and figures show their wait to return to the workforce is growing.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Unemployment claims drop to five-year low

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.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Unemployment, italy

Sequester cuts get real for unemployed Americans

Mar 1, 2013
The sequester will mean cuts to the unemployment checks people depend on to pay bills.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, unemployed, unemployment benefits

Sequester to hit long-term unemployment benefits

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.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, sequester, Indiana

Superstorm Sandy's impact on jobs

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?
Posted In: Jobs, unemployment benefits

Worries grow over cuts to unemployment aid

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.
Posted In: Unemployment, fiscal cliff, unemployment benefits

Good news for the U.S., bad news for Europe

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.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, unemployment benefits

Payroll tax cut, benefit extension a type of stimulus

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.
Posted In: economic stimulus, payroll tax, unemployment benefits

Congress extends unemployment benefits

Feb 15, 2012
But commentator Betsey Stevenson says they're only just masking the need to reform how we help the unemployed.
Posted In: Unemployment, unemployment benefits, jobless benefits