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5 years 2 months ago

New jobless claims rise more than expected: 440,000

The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week as jobs remain scarce amid a sluggish economic recovery. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000. Wall Street economists polled by Thomson Reuters expected an increase of only...

5 years 3 months ago

Obama signs bill for defense, jobless benefits

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that combines another round of war spending with help for the unemployed. The $626 billion defense bill contains $128 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and a 3.4 percent pay raise for the military. Lawmakers also wrapped unrelated economic help...

5 years 6 months ago

House votes to extend jobless benefits

The House has voted to provide another 13 weeks of unemployment benefits to workers in those states hardest hit by the prolonged economic downturn. The Washington Democrat who sponsored the bill, Rep. Jim McDermott, says it could help more than 300,000 jobless workers expected to lose their unemployment compensation by...

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