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Tight labor market vexes retailers looking to hire for holidays

by Marielle Segarra Jul 20, 2018
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest point since 1969, according to data released by the Labor Department Thursday. These numbers are another sign of a tight labor market. And they’ve got retailers thinking…

Trump's paid-maternity plan doesn't quite add up

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 22, 2016
The Republican proposes to fund six weeks of partially-paid maternity leave by "recapturing fraud and improper payments" in the nation's unemployment insurance system.
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Why don't we count all the unemployed?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 1, 2014
What does it mean to be "actively" looking for work?

What the numbers behind unemployment really mean

by David Gura Mar 13, 2014
How claims data fit into a bigger picture of unemployment benefits

The increasing difficulty of being out of work

by David Brancaccio Mar 7, 2014
Job seekers try to find work after unemployment benefits run out.

When your safety net ... disappears

by Ilya Marritz Feb 7, 2014
The number of jobless Americans who've lost their extended unemployment benefits has swelled to 1.7 million.

Bringing the long-term unemployed back to the office

by Dan Bobkoff Jan 15, 2014
President Obama has called on employers to stop passing over long-term jobless applicants.

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Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

by David Weinberg Jan 14, 2014
For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.

Prospects bleak for long-term unemployed

by Jeff Tyler Jan 8, 2014
As Congress considers extending federal benefits, the long-term unemployed find it harder to find a job with every day they're out of the workforce.

Senate paves way for jobless benefits extension

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 7, 2014
Despite today's vote, Washington gridlock has led to creative accounting on Capitol Hill.