Thursday, December 6, 2012


  • Weekly US unemployment benefits applications fall sharply to 370000 as storm ...

    WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by Superstorm Sandy has faded.

  • Greece's unemployment rate rises again, to 26 percent, as recession continues

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's unemployment rate rose to 26 percent in September, highlighting the country's economic plight as it heads toward a sixth year of recession.

  • News Summary: Weekly US unemployment aid applications fall sharply to 370000

    FEWER JOBLESS CLAIMS: Weekly U.S. unemployment benefit applications fell 25,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the government said Thursday.

  • Unemployment Extension Demanded By Democrats

    WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress demanded on Thursday that any upcoming "fiscal cliff" deal include a continuation of federal unemployment insurance, which is set to expire at the end of the year. "We have 2 million families that are in a very ...

  • French unemployment edges up again to 10.3 percent in third quarter; youth ...

    Hit by concerns about their overwhelming debt amid a slowing global economy, countries across Europe are struggling with high unemployment rates that have caused unrest in many parts of the continent. While France has avoided the worst of the crisis ...

  • NC Unemployment Plan Hits Business, Beneficiaries

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina legislators unveiled a long-awaited proposal Wednesday to more quickly pay off the state's nearly $2.5 billion unemployment benefit debt through higher business taxes and scaled back payments to future jobless ...

  • Report targets municipal unemployment benefit loopholes

    A report from the task force charged with reforming what many consider to be loopholes in the municipal unemployment system is receiving praise from officials who brought their concerns to light earlier this year.

  • GALLUP: The Unemployment Rate Surged In November

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October.

  • Unemployment benefits to change at end of year

    Wisconsin residents can currently collect unemployment benefits for up to 63 weeks through a combination of state and federal programs.

  • Unemployment backlog: Two more readers helped

    Since our two stories (the first ran Oct. 20), we've had a few inquiries from unemployed workers who were also experiencing financial problems because of backlogged unemployment payments. I just got word that two more of those readers are getting their ...

  • Gary Peters pushes for extension of imperiled unemployment benefits

    Gary Peters, a Democrat from Bloomfield Township, and one of his colleagues authored a letter to House and Senate leaders, pleading for an extension of federal unemployment benefits set to expire Dec. 29. As the Free Press reported earlier this week, ...

  • NBCC CEO on Unemployment

    the unemployment rate for African Americans compared to total jobless rate there's a huge disconnect here. Joining me now carry -- national black chamber of commerce president and CEO.

  • Paulding unemployment up slightly in October

    Construction, administrative and support services and professional and technical services seem to be the industries that are seeing an increase in claims for unemployment benefits, he said. Unemployment rates for October in neighboring counties ...

  • Spain's unemployment heads to 5 million as banks ready for cash

    MADRID - The number of people officially registered as unemployed in Spain has edged up toward 5 million as the country's recession shows few signs of abating and its struggling banks await crucial bailout cash.

  • Youth Unemployment Hits Highest Level Since World War II

    According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, youth unemployment - defined as unemployment for Americans aged 16-24 - is currently the highest its been in the post-war era: Youth employment is at its lowest level since World War II ...

  • Ramsey Says Unemployment Reforms Reap Rewards For Taxpayers

    Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) on Thursday praised the successful administration of the Unemployment Accountability Act of 2012, which he says saved taxpayers over $100,000 dollars in its first seven weeks.

  • Budget Deal Could Push Unemployment Above 10%

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Friday, forecasters expect the U.S. Labor Department to report the economy added 80,000 jobs in November, substantially less than the 171,000 added the prior month.

  • Unemployment fraudsters risk loss of tax refunds

    If you've been wrongly receiving unemployment benefits, the state Employment Security Department may be coming after your income tax refund.

  • Applications for unemployment drop by 25000 in one week

    File photo: Deanna Aguilera, 30, of Salt Lake City, right, receives assistance from employment counselor Frank Trivino while job searching at Workforce Services, in Salt Lake City, Sept.

  • Australia: Unemployment drops to 5.2%; economy adds 13.9K jobs

    loading. (San Francisco) - According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, today's November jobs data came in much better than expected, with the unemployment rate having decreased to 5.2% (5.5% cons.) from 5.4% last month. The ...

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