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  • Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later

    Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later
    In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.  The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
  • Initial jobless claims remain low at 320,000 as weather effects ease

    Initial jobless claims remain low at 320,000 as weather effects ease
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose a bit to 320,000 last week, but remained low as the effects of severe winter weather continued to ease, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • Audit blasts California unemployment program's costly gaffe

    Audit blasts California unemployment program's costly gaffe
    SACRAMENTO — California's deficit-plagued unemployment insurance program missed out on more than half a billion dollars in federal money in recent years when state officials failed to take advantage of a new federal program. The California state...
  • Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits

    Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON — Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. Thursday's...
  • Initial jobless claims fall to 315,000, lowest level since November

    Initial jobless claims fall to 315,000, lowest level since November
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week to 315,000, the lowest level since November, as the labor market showed signs of emerging from a winter chill. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down from 324,...
  • Senators announce bipartisan deal on unemployment benefits

    Senators announce bipartisan deal on unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON -- Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. The proposal for...
  • Audit of EDD ordered over thousands of denied unemployment claims

    Audit of EDD ordered over thousands of denied unemployment claims
    SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers on Wednesday ordered a formal audit of the troubled Employment Development Department and how it may have botched the handling of thousands of unemployment insurance claims. By a unanimous vote, a legislative committee...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease

    Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell sharply last week to their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday, as a private report showed layoffs eased in February. About 323,000 people filed for first-time unemployment...
  • Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January

    Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January
    The percentage of Americans who say they lack health insurance ticked down slightly in January, according to new data that appear to reflect the first effects of President Obama’s health law. Gallup, which has regularly tracked Americans’...
  • The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget

    The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget
    Wouldn't you know it: Just as social insurance advocates were breathing a sigh of relief that President Obama had dropped the obnoxious chained-CPI idea from his proposed budget, he sneaked another noxious idea into it. This one undermines the Social...
  • Jobless benefits wrongly denied

    Jobless benefits wrongly denied
    SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of thousands of jobless Californians last year appealed decisions of the troubled Employment Development Department, adding to months of delays in getting unemployment benefits. After holding hearings, administrative law...