Stories tagged: jobless benefits
Tue., July 26, 2016, 1 p.m.
Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law that had cut the duration of the state’s unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods in the …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10 a.m.
U.S. weekly claims for jobless benefits hold steady
WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at the lowest point since mid-April. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly benefit applications held …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2012, 8:12 a.m.
Congress moves toward ending payroll tax cut fight
The House kicked off debate today on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010, 8:39 a.m.
Consumers spend and earn more, layoffs slow
Americans earned more and spent more last month, and the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than two years. At …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010
Jobless benefits ending for some
More than 1,000 idled Idaho workers will lose their unemployment benefits next week unless Congress extends a federal program implemented two years ago to help sustain U.S. workers during the …
Thu., July 22, 2010, 11:31 a.m.
House approves additional jobless benefits
Congress has approved legislation to restore unemployment benefits to people who have been out of work for six months or more, ending a seven-week interruption that caused 2 1/2 million …
Tue., July 20, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Unemployment benefits extension clears hurdle
Legislation to restore unemployment benefits to millions who have been out of work for more than six months broke free of Senate Republican delaying tactics today.
Mon., July 19, 2010, 9:46 a.m.
Obama to GOP: Restore unemployment benefits now
President Barack Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers today, accusing them of holding the public hostage to Washington politics by blocking extended unemployment benefits for millions of out of work …
Thu., June 17, 2010, 7:54 a.m.
New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply
The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed.
Wed., April 7, 2010
Statistics point to economic recovery; jobseekers still in wait
JoAnn Thomas is at the front of a wave. But she feels more like it’s about to crash into her. Next week, Thomas’ final unemployment
Wed., March 10, 2010, 12:09 p.m.
Jobless aid measure passes Senate
The Senate voted Wednesday to extend a host of soon-to-expire elements of last year’s economic stimulus measure, including help for the jobless and money to help financially strapped states pay …