US applications for unemployment aid rise to 278000; averages still indicate robust hiring

Fox News

The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied forunemployment benefits for the week ending Jan. 24 on Thursday, Feb.

‘Big lie’ cited inside the unemployment rate

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Despite an unemployment rate that’s been below 6 percent since September, Jim Clifton isn’t buying the the idea that the jobs picture is as bright as …

Gallup CEO Says “Unemployment Rate” is White House “Big Lie” – FrontPage Magazine

CEO of Gallup calls jobless rate ‘big lie’ created by White House, Wall Street, media – Fox News

Gallup: The 5.6% unemployment rate is a ‘big lie’ – Red Alert Politics

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US Unemployment Claims Rise, but Strong Job Growth Still Seen

Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing new claims for unemploymentbenefits rose last week but remained at levels consistent with solid job …

December unemployment down for Lynchburg region

Lynchburg News and Advance

The Lynchburg region’s unemployment dropped in December from a year before by 0.4 percentage points, hovering around 5 percent, just above the …

Area unemployment rate returns to pre-recession levels – Lynchburg News and Advance

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Culpeper unemployment rate holds steady

The Daily Progress

Culpeper County held steady with 4.8 percent unemployment in December, according to seasonally unadjusted figures released Wednesday by the …

News Release

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The national unemployment rate in December was 5.4 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 6.5 percent a year earlier. Metropolitan Area …

Unemployment System Upgrade Deploying Overnight February 4 and 5

Maine CareerCenter

The current unemployment system, both the telephone claims system and the website claims systems, will be unavailable during the system upgrade.

Green Party Resurgence In UK Fueled By Smart Policies to Address Housing andUnemployment


As the Green Party sees a huge surge in popularity in the run-up to Britain’s General Election in May, its leaders are proposing an alternative policy to …

The Associated Press on Twitter: “BREAKING: Labor Department says applications for 


@AP Ppl are becoming unemployed due to employers not being able to afford health benefits, w the market increasing pay is decreasing.

Hickory region’s jobless rate drops in December
Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. — Unemployment in the Greater Hickory area dropped in December, decreasing in three of the region’s four counties and increasing …

Unemployment rates dropped in Lee, most counties in December

Sanford Herald (registration)

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 56 of North Carolina’s counties in December — including Lee — increased in 28 and …

Erie unemployment rate falls to 4.9 percent


In August 2007, the most recent time the unemployment rate was this low, the civilian labor force was 141,400 people, larger by 4,100 people than it is …

Gallup CEO: Unemployment numbers ‘a big lie’

American Thinker (blog)

Perhaps someone slipped him some truth serum, or perhaps he was overwhelmed with guilt for publishing all those bogus unemployment numbers …

GALLUP: Yeah, That 5.6% Unemployment Figure Is A Lie – Town Hall

Gallup CEO Calls Unemployment Numbers ‘A Big Lie’ – Breitbart News

The Big Lie On Unemployment – Power Line (blog)

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Unemployment claims remain steady

Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota’s unemployment insurance fund has hit a high of $185 million, but there has never been so many workers potentially at risk. The Bakken …

Unemployment remains flat in Hampton Roads in December

Daily Press

Hampton Roads unemployment remained flat at 5 percent of the labor force from November to December, and was slightly down from 5.3 percent in …

Job Hopping Might Hurt Your Job Search More Than Unemployment or Age


Being unemployed for over a year or in your 50s could make it harder for recruiters to place you in a job, but Bullhorn research suggests frequent job …

European unemployment heading in the right direction

ForexLive (blog)

Portugal and Ireland released unemployment figures just now and while the fourth quarter of 2014 saw the Portuguese unemployment rate rise to …

Unemployment and Its Wider Impact


Higher unemployment affects many more people than those currently out of work. A society withunemployment remaining high for many years is very …

JPMorgan Chase & MatchBridge Team Up to Tackle Youth Unemployment

United Way of the Bay Area

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Ben Casselman on Twitter: “Unemployment has changed. Unemploymentbenefits haven’t kept up 


@bencasselman @FiveThirtyEight unemployment benefits were always suppossed to be state by state. When Feds got involved is where it sucked.

Anson ends 2014 with 6.3 percent unemployment rate


Anson County’s unemployment rate for December 2014 was down to 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday morning by the N.C. …

State Releases Local Unemployment Figures For December

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Compared to the same month last year, rates decreased in 99 of the state’s 100 counties, said the release from the N.C. Department of Commerce’s …

Davidson County unemployment rate continues to drop – Lexington Dispatch

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Wow: Gallup rips apart Democratic narrative thatunemployment on the decline

Hot Air

Conservatives have warned for years that the official unemployment rate, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is an imperfect index for …

Gallup CEO Calls Unemployment Rate ‘Big Lie’ – Washington Free Beacon

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UNEMPLOYMENT: Wait, so it’s our fault?


A report this week by the state Legislative Analyst’s Office points to the Inland area as a “driving” factor in California’s high unemployment rates.

Unemployment Has Changed. Unemployment Benefits Haven’t.


When Michelle Wilson lost her job at a Baltimore logistics company in July,unemployment benefits provided her with a vital lifeline. At $430 a week, …

Companies curious about workforce as unemployment falls

The Newark Advocate

JOHNSTOWN – Declining unemployment in Licking County, a positive development, can have a negative flip side, local officials say. Grow Licking …

State to increase unemployment tax three more times to pay off loan

Columbus Dispatch

Ohio businesses can expect another three hikes in the federal unemployment tax because of the state’s lingering unemployment compensation loan.

Pittsburgh region’s unemployment rate falls

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Unemployment in the seven-county Pittsburgh metropolitan area fell two-tenths of a percentage point in December, to a seasonally adjusted level of …

Missouri House endorses cuts to unemployment benefits


The Missouri House gave initial approval to a measure linking weeks of benefits for fired employees to the state’s unemployment rate Tuesday.

SC unemployment agency seeking $15M for workforce initiative

WSOC Charlotte

(AP) South Carolina’s unemployment agency is seeking $15 million for a workforce initiative that officials say will train thousands of people annually …

Lehigh Valley unemployment rate drops to lowest level in nearly seven years


The unemployment rate in the Lehigh Valley dropped in December to its lowest level since April 2008, according to data released Monday by the …

The Natural Rate of Unemployment and Inflationary Spirals


Take free online classes from 115+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others …

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Where will unemployment be the highest over the next five years? ILO homeAbout the ILOMultimediaMaps and chartsWhere will unemployment be …

Fake companies, fake workers: State battling new type ofunemployment fraud


Raleigh, N.C. — More than a quarter million people in North Carolina areunemployed, and many turn to the state to help them get through until …

Obama’s Budget Proposes a Major Overhaul of Unemployment Insurance

The New Republic

Over the past few years, Democrats and Republicans have fought vigorously over extending long-termunemployment benefits, which expired at the …

Sixty percent of job growth caused by expiration of unemployment benefits – Beaufort Observer

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Thailand’s Unemployment Rate is a Ridiculously Low 0.6%. Here’s Why.


0.56 percent. That’s Thailand’s official unemployment rate as of end-2014. It’s among the lowest in the world, and compares with 9.4 percent in India …

Department warns unemployment beneficiaries about scam

Daily Journal Online

Some unemployment insurance claimants have received suspicious emails. However, the department has been able to warn others and help to …

Restaurants, gas prices help ease unemployment

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Have you ever worked in a restaurant? You’re in good company – almost 50 percent of Americans have worked in the restaurant industry at some …

Two wrongly collected unemployment checks

Albany Times Union

TROY – Two men have been indicted by a Rensselaer County grand jury on larceny and other charges for illegally collecting unemployment …

Buncombe County’s 3.8 percent unemployment rate among lowest in NC for November 2014

Mountain Xpress (blog)

Regular unemployment insurance benefits (not including extended benefits and federal additional compensation) for Asheville amounted to $759,314 …

Unemployment numbers drop again

1380 KCIM

Carroll, Iowa — The unemployment rate in Carroll County remains under 3% according to the latest figures released by the Iowa Workforce …

City officials see positive economic indicators despite unemployment rate

Los Banos Enterprise

The unemployment rate in Los Banos rose slightly in December from the previous month but is down by 1 percentage point from a year earlier, …

NC unemployment rate dips below national average in December


Raleigh, N.C. — Continued job gains and a dip in the number of people listed as unemployed helped push North Carolina’s unemployment rate in …

NC unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent in December – Charlotte Observer

NC unemployment rate for December set to be revealed – News & Observer

NC unemployment rate for December to be revealed – The Virginian-Pilot

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N.C. jobless rate hits six-year low

Charlotte Business Journal

North Carolina ended 2014 with its lowest unemployment rate in more than six years, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The state’s …

 Economy Heads into 2015 on an Upward Trend

The LEAD Feed

December 2014 ended with positive news for North Carolina’s economy as the number of peopleunemployed dropped nearly 21 percent and the …

US Unemployment Benefit Applications Plunge to 15-Year Low

ABC News

The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy.

Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to nearly 15-year low as companies cut fewer jobs – WTOP.com

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US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low


The U.S. Labor Department reports that the number of people seekingunemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years. (Lynne …

US jobless claims drop sharply to near 15-year low – Reuters

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How Much Did Extended Unemployment Insurance IncreaseUnemployment?

Daily Signal

A new working paper by well-known labor economists found that canceling theunemployment benefit extension a year ago caused an “employment …

Unemployment at 12-year low in Brazil

Fox News Latino

The median unemployment rate in Brazil last year was 4.8 percent, the lowest since a new, more rigorous method of measuring joblessness was …

German Unemployment up to 7 Pct in Jan Amid Seasonal Factors

ABC News

German unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, but the increase was due largely to seasonal factors and the Federal Labor Agency says the job …

Right-Wing Media Use Flawed Study To Attack Unemployment Benefits

Media Matters for America (blog)

Right-wing media outlets used a flawed National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper to attack unemployment insurance (UI), …

Springfield unemployment rate falls to 8 percent, lowest in 6½ years


This is the lowest the city of Springfield’s unemployment rate has been since it was 7.6 percent in June 2008. The state points out, though, that these …

Applications for US Unemployment Aid Plummet to Nearly 15-Year Low as Companies Cut Fewer 

ABC News

Applications for US Unemployment Aid Plummet to Nearly 15-Year Low as Companies Cut Fewer Jobs. WASHINGTON — Jan 29, 2015, 8:30 AM ET …

Black unemployment about to fall below 10 percent

Chicago Defender

After seeing three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by …

Unemployment Sank When We Stopped Paying For It


Specifically, the termination of the federal emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) program at the end of 2013 unleashed a labor supply …

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

US Department of Labor

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.8 percent … unemployment during the week ending January 17 was 2,385,000, …

US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will …

Wall Street Journal on Twitter: “German unemployment hits lowest level since reunification http://t 


Wall Street JournalVerified account ‏@WSJ 1h1 hour ago. German unemployment hits lowest level since reunification http://on.wsj.com/1ErGvpG.

 growth outpaces region
Laurinburg Exchange

Ever since conservatives won majorities in the North Carolina General … It has just released preliminary job counts and unemployment statistics for …

Eurozone Data on Consumer Prices and Unemployment Stoke Concern

New York Times

FRANKFURT — Consumer prices in the 19-country eurozone fell for a second consecutive month in January, while unemployment remained in …

The Goldilocks Approach to Unemployment

Bloomberg View

A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research argues that extended unemployment benefits probably raised the …

Six Middle TN counties have lowest unemployment rates

The Tennessean

Davidson, Williamson, Wilson, Sumner, Robertson and Rutherford counties have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Within the top …

Boone, Winnebago among highest in unemployment

Beloit Daily News

Boone County recorded its lowest unemployment rate of the year in November when it was 7.5 percent. The county recorded its highest rate in 2014 in …

December roundup: Illinois unemployment rates by counties, cities and metro areas– Reboot Illinois

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If You Lost Your Job Tomorrow, Would You Be Eligible for UnemploymentBenefits?

PayScale Career News (blog)

If you quit your job, you are generally not eligible for unemployment benefits. However, there are a few exceptions under which, you will become …

Unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

Columbus Dispatch

WASHINGTON — The fewest Americans in almost 15 years filed applications forunemployment benefits during a holiday-shortened week that …

U.S. unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low – nwitimes.com

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Spain’s standout GDP growth hasn’t done much for its atrociously highunemployment rate

Business Insider

But in reality it’s hiding continued underlying weakness in the economy. 2% is great, but only because growth in the rest of Europe is anemic.

Before the story airs: WRAL Investigates fake businesses stealing unemployment money


Hundreds of thousands of people depend on unemployment benefits to help them make it from job to job. Unfortunately, others take advantage of the …

After a Year of Strong Job Growth, Recovery Remains Uneven

Economic Policy Institute

In December 2014, the national unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent, the lowest it’s been since June 2008. Yet, even as the recovery moves ahead …

American Progress on Twitter: “Millions face unemployment, natl subsidized jobs program would 


Millions face unemployment, natl subsidized jobs program would bring security & opportunityhttp://ampr.gs/1z7q9zO pic.twitter.com/MF3MPaqfaT.

EU_Eurostat on Twitter: “Euro area unemployment rate at 11.4% and EU at 9.9% in December 


@EU_Eurostat @AnnaDi_Mario Autrement dit, pays qui ont 1 fort chômage sont au Sud de l’Europe: France, Italie, Portugal, Espagne, Grèce.

Extended Unemployment Benefits Really Did Raise TheUnemployment Rate; They Still Are


For those who don’t follow this sort of economic trivia in the US your unemploymentbenefits usually run out after 26 weeks. After that you’re pretty …

Nixon tours Joplin plant, touts unemployment rates

Joplin Globe

Amid reports that the unemployment rate in the Joplin metropolitan area already is among the lowest in the state, a new manufacturing warehouse that …

DeKalb County unemployment dropped through 2014

DeKalb Daily Chronicle

DeKalb County’s unemployment rate fell consistently for most of 2014, ending the year at 4.9 percent, more than 3 percentage points lower than the …

Baltimore County Unemployment Rate Dips to 5.4 Percent – Baltimore County Maryland

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Maine upgrading unemployment benefits system

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

AUGUSTA — Big changes are coming to Maine’s unemployment benefits system. The Maine Department of Labor says that its telephone and website …

Israel’s Statistics Bureau Announces Significant Drop in Unemployment, Particularly A …


Figures released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics have revealed a sharp drop in unemployment in 2014, particularly among Arab workers, …

Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds

Chicago Tribune

Teen unemployment has been exacerbated because older people delayed retirement or re-entered the labor market during the recession, snatching …

Lee County Ranks Second for Lowest Unemployment


Lee County’s unemployment is the second lowest in the state of Alabama with a 4.1% unemployment rate. There are more jobs in Lee County, but it …

Inland Empire Health Plan growth tied to poverty, unemployment

San Bernardino County Sun

Because the Inland Empire is relatively poor compared to the rest of the state and has a high number of uninsured as a result of high unemployment …

US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

Arkansas Online

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely …

Pa. Unemployment Rate at Lowest Since March 2008


Good news for job searchers: Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate in December 2014 fell to 4.8 percent, the lowest it has been …

U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Plunge to 2000 Low

Haver Analytics

Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to 265,000 during the week ended January 24 from 308,00 during the prior week, revised from …

Forbes on Twitter: “Hispanic unemployment has come down to 6.5%, but wages have been 


Hispanic unemployment has come down to 6.5%, but wages have been stagnant: http://onforb.es/1znUj0b. 0 replies 48 retweets 17 favorites. Reply.

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