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3 years 7 months ago

Unemployment could be decreasing

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since early April, a sign the job market may be healing after a recent slump. The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 398,000. That's the first time applications have...

3 years 8 months ago

Unemployment benefits increase

More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dipped to 421,250. Applications have topped...

3 years 9 months ago

Unemployment Benefits

DENVER (AP) - Legislative economists say a Colorado fund that pays out unemployment benefits should be solvent again in the coming fiscal year. Heavy job losses during the recession pushed the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund into insolvency, and the state started borrowing federal money in 2010 to keep paying...

4 years 9 months ago

Jobless claims drop to 460,000 last week

The number of newly laid off workers filings claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week but the level still remained higher than expected, indicating only modest improvements in the job market. Applications for unemployment befits fell by 14,000 to 460,000 last week. Economists had expected the level would fall...

5 years 4 months ago

Jobless benefits could end for many in January

The expiration of an emergency measure at the end of the year means more than 1 million people will lose jobless benefits in January unless Congress does something soon. The recent passage of extended benefits in Washington didn't address an underlying problem: The emergency unemployment compensation program, including all 73...

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