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Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

U.S. jobless claims fall to new three-month low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell and hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting a strengthening in labor market conditions.

U.S. jobless claims tumble to three-month low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather.

Op-Ed: Claims UK jobless total is falling sparks interest rate rise fear

London - News that unemployment in the UK is apparently falling is a mixed blessing. The Office of National Statistics, ONS, reports the jobless rate is down for the third quarter in a row to 7.6 percent, the lowest since 2009.

Op-Ed: The political perfect storm may have already hit the elections

As Big Sandy sets her eyes on New Jersey to deliver Mother Nature’s October Surprise to the nation’s east coast, a political perfect storm may have already hit the nation.

US unemployment rate moves up to 9.1%, economy hits ‘brick wall’

Washington - The US Labor Department newly-released unemployment numbers for May show the nation adding just 54,000 jobs, the lowest number in eight months, and one chief economist noted the economy has hit a “brick wall.”

Op-Ed: The pain of the long-term unemployed - needed but not wanted

The phone call interrupted the quiet routine into which I have settled over the past 16 months of unemployment. Each evening rolls into the next with little to distinguish one from the other except for the prime-time television lineup.

U.S. jobless claims rise to 462k, stock market declines

Weekly jobless benefits claims rose to a seasonally adjusted 462,000 last week - a figure that was considerably higher than expected and that spurred a decline in stock markets.

Op-Ed: An unhappy anniversary of one year on the streets

The regulars down at Sparky’s Diner were at a loss for words, and to be frank, so was I. This past week marked the one-year anniversary of being let go from my place of employment for the past ten years.

While Congress is on recess 200,000 will lose jobless benefits

Jobless or Unemployment benefits have recently been extended due to the current economic crisis. However those benefits are about to run out while congress takes a recess.

Does work for free means work for nothing?

We work because we need to get paid. But now, as the crisis has generated more laid offs, some of the unemployed have started working for free.

Jobless Numbers Worse Than Expected, Called ‘Alarming’

As the United Nations Secretary declared the economic downturn would continue for some time, the jobless numbers in the United States tell a bleak story. The broad unemployment rate hit 16.5% in June. On Thursday the stock market continued a downturn.

Jobless Rate In US Hits 5.47 Million

The jobless rate in the United States has climbed to 5.47 million in the week ending March 14 up from the previous week's 5.288 million.

Jobless man commits suicide after killing family

In a traumatic incident an American man shot himself and his wife and five small children to death after the couple become jobless and found no other option than suicide.

US Jobless Claims Reach 25-year High

The number of workers still on the benefit rolls after drawing an initial week of aid n the week to November 1 reached 3.9 million which is the highest since January 1983.

German unemployment has fallen

This is resulted due to firms hired more workers amid improving economic prospects.

Unemployment Holds Steady But May Get Worse

OTTAWA — Canada's jobless situation could get worse before it begins to get better, analysts warned Friday. The national unemployment rate held steady at seven per cent in June for the fourth consecutive month, but lurking behind that seemingly ben..
 

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