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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Unemployment bill first up in Senate for 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate plunged into an election-year session Monday that promises to be long on political maneuvering and less so on accomplishment, beginning with a slow-motion struggle over legislation to renew lapsed jobless […]

01/06/2014

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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

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California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July. The Employment Development Department announced Friday that the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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California added jobs despite unemployment rate increase

California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011. The Employment Development Department says the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent. The state Employment Development Department reported […]

06/21/2013

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Unemployment fell in half of US states in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 […]

06/21/2013

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US job postings fell in March; hiring slowed

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and slowed overall hiring, underscoring a weak month of job growth. The Labor Department says job openings fell 1.4 percent to […]

05/07/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment rates fall in 90 pct. of US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. The […]

05/01/2013

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California jobless rate dips to 9.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped to 9.6 percent last month, the lowest in more than four years. The state’s Employment Development Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since Dec. 2008.

03/29/2013

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Fed stands by stimulus, sees stronger US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.

03/20/2013

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California jobless rate stalled at 9.8 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s jobless rate stalled at 9.8 percent this winter, with only a few new jobs created in January.

03/20/2013

A US economy that’s strengthened over past 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, the expected focus of Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, is much healthier than it was four years ago. Yet growth remains slow and unemployment high.

02/12/2013

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