unemployment benefits

U.S. unemployment down

Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, while the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

03/21/2013

U.S. unemployment down

US unemployment aid applications decline to 366K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies continue to hire at a modest but steady pace.

02/07/2013

Federal budget deficit

Budget deficit estimated at $845B

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report is predicting the budget deficit will drop below $1 trillion for the first time in President Barack Obama’s tenure in office.

02/05/2013

Hilda Solis

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) – Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned her post on Wednesday, saying she plans to return to her native California. She is expected to run for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

01/09/2013

How states fared on jobless aid applications

(AP) –  The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid remained elevated for a second straight week because Superstorm Sandy forced many people to seek temporary benefits. The Labor Department said Wednesday that first-time applications […]

11/21/2012

Today on Money 101

The discussion on today’s Money 101 with Bob McCormick will include: What to know if your unemployment benefits run out Diabetes — the link to obesity, foot problems, and even the workplace The experts will […]

05/14/2012

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