Topic: Unemployment Benefits

DesertSun Articles

  1. RedBlue America: Can Americans just 'stop being poor'?

    • Mar 14, 2014
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    Congress is bickering over whether and how to extend unemployment benefits, now at 99 weeks. The president this week announced he would change the nation's workplace overtime...

  2. Letter: Congress should extend unemployment benefits

    • Jan 25, 2014
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    By not extending unemployment benefits, Congress is also... We urge our representatives to show leadership and vote to extend unemployment benefits. Laurie Stalnaker,...

  3. Jobless benefits running out for many

    • Dec 22, 2013
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    Members chose not to renew federal unemployment benefits ... (Facebook question: Should Congress extend federal unemployment benefits ... '' We have never, as a country, cut off emergency unemployment benefits ...

  4. Thumbs Down: A post-Christmas boot on unemployment from D.C.

    • Dec 27, 2013
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    Federal unemployment benefits have run out and Congress refused to do anything about it. Nationally, 1.3 million jobless Americans will lose their benefits starting today, even...

  5. US jobless claims fell to 316,000 last week

    • Nov 27, 2013
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    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 last... The total number Americans claiming unemployment benefits through the first full week of...

  6. New jobless aid requests rise to 336,000

    • Aug 22, 2013
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    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits ... Applications for unemployment benefits generally reflect layoffs. The four-week average has fallen 5...

  7. Jobless aid applications see decline

    • Sep 26, 2013
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    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the second-lowest level in six years. Steady declines...

  8. Fewer people seeking jobless benefits

    • Jun 06, 2013
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    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by... More than 4.6 million Americans received unemployment benefits in the week ended May 18, the latest...

  9. Jobless claims hit 6-year low

    • Aug 08, 2013
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    WASHINGTON -- A measure of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits over the past month has fallen to its lowest level in almost six years, signaling fewer layoffs. The...

  10. Jobless claims in US jump 32,000

    • May 16, 2013
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    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the most since late March. The jump came a week after...

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