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Jimmetta Smith, right, the wife of a U.S. Marine veteran, holds her resume while talking with Rhonda Knight, a senior recruiter for Delta airlines, at a job fair for veterans and family members at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Weekly US jobless claims hit 9-month high of 379K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March. The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays. The Labor […]

12/19/2013

Nov. 14, 2013: retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson, of Atlanta, right, has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681,Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

US unemployment aid applications surge to 368,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year. The surge in first-time applications could be […]

12/12/2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan negotiators seek modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives […]

12/10/2013

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Prospects dim for fast renewal of jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal. Some congressional Democrats said […]

12/09/2013

In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Stubbs, right, of Morrow, Ga., shakes hands with retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Leland Smith, CEO of SolidHires, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

US jobless claims drop to 316,000, as layoffs slow

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, a sign that workers are in less danger of being laid off. The less volatile four-week […]

11/27/2013

With hours to go until a possible government shutdown, visitors tour the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Capitol officials said today that if a shutdown goes into effect, all organized tours of the Capitol and the Capitol Visitors Center will be suspended.  The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation required to keep the government open, and the Democratic-led chamber is expected to reject the latest effort from House Republicans to use a normally routine measure to attack President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal workers prepare for shutdown process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even though the government is shutting down. With no late deal averting the midnight Monday shutdown, several federal […]

09/30/2013

Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who is helping to coordinate a jobs fair program, works on some documents for job seekers in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Signs emerge that US job market may be picking up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market is sending signs that it may be strengthening. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has sunk to its lowest point in six years because few companies are laying […]

09/26/2013

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Backlogged Calif unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s labor secretary has ordered the state’s Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems. Marty Morgentern said in a memo to […]

09/25/2013

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US unemployment aid applications rise to 336,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching the lowest level in 5 ½ years. But the broader trend suggests companies are laying off fewer workers and […]

08/22/2013

Job seeker Kelsey Devoe, of Miramar, Fla., fills out a contact form at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job […]

08/15/2013

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