Stories tagged: unemployment benefits
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Fewer Americans than forecast file for unemployment insurance
Fewer Americans than forecast filed last week applications for unemployment benefits, underscoring a vibrant labor market.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:58 a.m.
Unemployment claims fall to 12-week low
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped to a 12-week low at the start of February, a sign of a stable job market for U.S. workers.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Unemployment claims slide by 14,000 to 246,000
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Jobless claims fall to eight-week low amid holidays
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined to the lowest level in eight weeks, showing volatility typical around the holiday period.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
More self-service, tighter security added to Washington unemployment benefits website
More security and new self-service options have been added to Washington state’s
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
U.S. claims for jobless aid drop to lowest since mid-April
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week felt to the lowest level since mid-April, another sign that workers are enjoying job security despite sluggish economic growth.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Weekly requests for jobless aid rise but still near lows
Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the overall levels still remain near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Unemployment aid applications slip to a low 266,000
Slightly fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are low and employers are probably adding new jobs.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Employers add jobs in July, signaling strong labor market
Private employers added a solid 179,000 net jobs last month, payroll processing firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday in an indication that the labor market has regained its health after …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid rise to still-low 266,000
WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, but the number of applications was still at a low level that suggested hiring is healthy.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
U.S. unemployment applications dip to 253,000 last week
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, falling to the lowest point in 13 weeks.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Jail inmates getting unemployment checks, audit finds
Inmates got unemployment payments because agency doesn’t have access to all information.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
US jobless aid applications fell to 42-year low last month
WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely rose last week and the average level of applications in the past month fell to a 42-year low. The …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Jobless benefits being cut
OLYMPIA – Washington’s long-term unemployment benefits will decrease by nine weeks next month, state officials announced Wednesday. Officials with the Employment Security Department said the decrease was triggered because the …
Tue., April 3, 2012, 10:48 a.m.
Washington, Idaho trim weeks of unemployment pay
Long-term unemployment benefits are being reduced sharply in Washington and Idaho. Later this month, most unemployed workers will be cut off after 73 weeks of long-term payments in Washington, the …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Jobless benefits may change
Unemployment benefits may be changed as Washington’s jobless rate improves. The maximum weeks of benefits will likely be reduced from 99 to 73 by the middle of April. The extended …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Washington jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent
Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in January as 13,200 jobs were created. The improved jobless numbers were led by stronger hiring in professional and business services, retail trade, …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011
Unemployment benefits given despite outlandish scenarios
I always get feedback on these columns, and I like that. Even the people who think I’m crazy are still paying attention and reading in print or online. But the …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011, 8:15 a.m.
Audit: Idaho improperly paid $82 million in benefits
An Idaho agency that doles out unemployment benefits improperly made about $82 million in payments over a three-year period, a federal audit fou
Sun., May 22, 2011
Caldwell: Good news, good jobs work well together
April was a good month for Washington’s unemployed: 5,800 of them went back to work. The gain raised the 12-month improvement to 41,500, a good-news story even if those still …
Thu., April 14, 2011
Washington jobless rate climbs
Washington’s unemployment rate climbed in March despite a gain of 1,110 jobs, the Employment Security Department said Wednesday. The March unemployment rate was 9.2 percent, a notch higher than the …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
Senate delays vote on unemployment insurance rate hike
OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats had to delay a vote Wednesday on a plan to spare businesses from millions in higher unemployment insurance taxes after Republicans said the plan didn’t help …
Mon., Jan. 31, 2011
Coordinator discusses AARP’s free tax preparation program
Tax season begins in earnest Tuesday, and AARP will again offer free tax preparation at numerous Tax-Aide centers in the Inland Northwest. John Viveiros is the Spokane district coordinator for …
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010
Holidays time for survival as jobless benefits run out
Shawn Slonsky’s children know by now not to give him Christmas lists filled with the latest gizmos. The 44-year-old union electrician is one of nearly 2 million Americans whose extended …
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 …
Fri., July 2, 2010
Benefits for jobless lapse
WASHINGTON – More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won’t get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong break for Independence Day. And hundreds of thousands more will …
Thu., July 1, 2010, 12:02 p.m.
Business update: Data suggest recovery is fizzling
Fears that the economic recovery is fizzling grew Thursday after the government and private sector issued weak reports on a number of fronts. Unemployment claims are up, home sales are …
Thu., April 15, 2010, 5:59 p.m.
$18 billion jobless benefits bill goes to Obama
Congress is sending President Barack Obama an $18 billion bill to restore unemployment benefits for people who have been out of a job for months and resume full Medicare payments …