Saturday, October 13, 2012


  • In our opinion: Modest improvement in unemployment rate doesn't tell entire story

    The president continues to tout this month's unexpected drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent as evidence that the country is on the rebound, and he therefore deserves a second a term.

  • UN: Global unemployment to reach 207 million next year

    TOKYO, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) International Labor Organization (ILO) has called on the world's major economies to act on their pledges to take urgent action against unemployment, as global unemployment is now expected to rise to ...

  • US jobless claims fall to 339000 fewest in 4½ years

    Tina Fineberg, Associated Press. Summary. The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted last week to seasonally adjusted 339,000, the lowest level in more than four years.

  • The Labor Department's "Mud Pie" Unemployment Rate

    The funny thing about the Labor Department's monthly unemployment report is that the number-crunching bureaucrats act like they're delivering high-carat diamonds when the real worth of what they're reporting is closer to the value of a mud pie.

  • Thousand inmates collected unemployment

    IDES discovered the improper payments by cross-checking its list of unemployment recipients against inmate lists from Illinois' county jails and state prisons is the latest effort to protect taxpayers, prevent fraud, and help the economy, IDES director ...

  • Unemployment falls to 7.8%

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - After receiving poor marks for his performance in his nationally-televised debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama received a much-needed boost from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' report ...

  • Biden, Ryan Clash as Both Pledge Unemployment Below 6%

    While unemployment in September unexpectedly fell to 7.8 percent, the lowest level since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, only one president -- Ronald Reagan -- has been re-elected since World War II with unemployment above 6 ...

  • Greek unemployment rises above 25%

    Unemployment in Greece hit a record high of 25.1 percent in July as the country's financial crisis continues to exact its heavy toll, official figures showed Thursday.

  • Unemployment Set to Explode

    Here, we see that the U.S. unemployment rate has been tracking pretty closely with where the two-year time lagged price of gasoline in the U.S.

  • Claims for unemployment benefits plunge 30000

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to 339,000 last week, the lowest level in more than four years.

  • Doheny says debt and high unemployment must be turned around

    By JOE LoTEMPLIO Press-Republican The Press Republican Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:28 AM EDT. PLATTSBURGH - Eight percent unemployment nationally and 10 percent in Clinton County is simply unacceptable, says congressional candidate Matt Doheny.

  • Obama Creating Unemployment Creators

    Timeshare magnate David Siegel recently sent a letter to his 7,000 Westgate Resorts employees telling them that if Obama is elected, he will have to fire some of them.

  • Unemployment hits veterans hard; but there are options

    Finding a job is hard for most people these days, but it has been particularly difficult for military veterans trying to find their way back into civilian employment.

  • 2012 Vice Presidential debate: Stimulus and unemployment

    Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan discussed the economy, unemployment and the Obama administration's stimulus plan during Thursday night's vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky.

  • Unemployment Numbers are a Joke

    The sudden drop in unemployment, according to a figure released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) last week has very little truth to it as Jack Welch explains in his recent article in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Derecho unemployment benefits are available

    People who lost work or earnings because of this past summer's storms may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), according to an announcement by Gov.

  • Construction Unemployment rises to 11.9% in September 2012.

    October 12, 2012 - According to Labor Department's Oct 5 employment report, construction unemployment rose to 11.9% in September from 11.3% in August.

  • On Unemployment, 7.8 Percent of What?

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' September jobs report appeared to take America by surprise and provide a glimmer of hope while the economy has continued to slow.

  • The key question: Is US unemployment structural or cyclical?

    But his evolution toward calling for low interest rates until unemployment falls to 5.5 percent is likely in part a function of his changing position on another debate among economics: Whether U.S.

  • Unemployment Claims Report Boosts Stocks on Thursday

    Despite the flaw in the initial unemployment claims report, stocks managed to hang on to a good portion of their earlier gains after a report from RealtyTrac revealed that mortgage foreclosure filings in September reached their lowest level since ...

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