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New Claims For Jobless Benefits Reach 290,000

AP | By JOSH BOAK | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn't sharp enough to disrupt the job market's positive...

Unemployment Benefits Applications Fall To 14-Year Low

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengt...

Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 8-Year Low

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. ...

This Is What Happens When You Cut Unemployment Benefits

AP | By JOSH BOAK and SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cutoff of benefits for the long-term unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision: ...

Unemployment Claims Fall To Four-Year Low

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.11.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Declining applications for unemployment benefits have typically pointed to stronger hiring. Not so much anymore....

U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications At 2-month Low

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plunged 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, a hopeful sign for...

A Hopeful Sign For The Job Market

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and TOM KRISHER | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason is that automakers have skipped some of...

Top White House Economist On The Job Market's 'Encouraging Sign'

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - January U.S. jobs data shows the economy continues to heal, top White House economist Alan Krueger said on Friday, str...

Who Gives The Long-Term Jobless A Helping Hand?

www.npr.org | Posted 12.23.2011 | Fifty

More than 40 percent of the long-term unemployed say they've received a lot of help from family and friends. But only 1 in 10 reports getting much hel...

Arthur Delaney

Harry Reid: Extended Unemployment On The Table As Part Of 'Grand Bargain' On Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A deal to raise the statutory U.S. borrowing limit and cut the federal budget may preserve federal unemployment benefits set to expire a...

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Introduces Bill That Would Help States Cut Unemployment Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

Congressional Republicans announced legislation on Thursday that would let states cut unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless and toughen wor...

Arthur Delaney

WATCH: House Republicans Block Unemployment Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans in the House of Representatives blocked legislation early Thursday morning that would provide additional benefits to the long-term unemplo...

Arthur Delaney

Key Dem: Tax Deal Goes Against 'Core Democratic Values'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Democratic member of Congress who opposes President Obama's tax cut deal with congressional Republicans says the deal is fundamentally unfair becaus...