Posts Tagged ‘Benefits’

Unemployment rate rose in majority of states last month, benefits extension

Unemployment rate rose in majority of states last month, benefits extension
unemployment-economy.jpg The unemployment rate rose in 30 states in the month of July. While the unemployment rate is up, employers in more than two-thirds of states have increased hiring, meaning that the rate is indicative of an increase in people …
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Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Robo-Calls Seek Undeserved Benefits
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is robo-calling tens of thousands of residents to retrieve undeserved unemployment benefits. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1vXBlyD ) that he state is targeting 63,000 people, about 1,000 a day, who it says …
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Job Growth Gets Boost From Extended Unemployment Benefits
Republicans have been arguing that any extension of unemployment benefits should be "paid for" with other spending cuts. But they should recognize that ending the unemployment extension gambit has been one of the most productive job programs out of …
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Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Ranking US States by Job Creation

Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Ranking US States by Job Creation
The unemployment rate dropped in 22 states from May to June, rose in 14 and stayed the same in 14. Mississippi and Rhode Island have the nation's highest unemployment rates, both at 7.9 percent. North Dakota has the lowest rate, at 2.7 percent. The …
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Is It Time to Declare the Death of Emergency Unemployment Insurance?
Democrats in Congress and a handful of Republican senators have strived over the last seven months to renew emergency unemployment benefits for the millions of American workers who have been living without a job for more than six months. But this week …
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Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Layoffs Now Rare in US Job Market
As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two …
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Extending Unemployment Benefits During The Recession Prevented 1.4 Million

Extending Unemployment Benefits During The Recession Prevented 1.4 Million
They also found that the effect isn't just a temporary forestalling of an inevitable foreclosure, but that it has a lasting impact on keeping people in their homes. “The effect seems to be long term,” they write, “as UI [unemployment insurance …
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Article: Yuma foreclosures 20 percent of total sales
An article published by the NASDAQ Stock Market calls Yuma one of the communities hit hardest by the mortgage crisis, where foreclosures make up 20.4 percent of all homes sold. But some local real estate agents say they aren't buying those numbers.
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Economy Watch: Fed Says Lenders are Loosening Up; Foreclosures Drop
The Federal Reserve said on Monday in its July 2014 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices that such practices are being loosened, but not quite for every kind of loan. Domestic banks are continuing to ease their lending standards …
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More bad news for jobless benefits

More bad news for jobless benefits
The chances are increasingly dim that unemployment insurance gets a vote in the Senate before the election, and now they must find a new way to pay for their five-month extension — the longest bill that lawmakers could find money to pay for in a …
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Ending unemployment benefits didn't cut jobless rate
Republicans say the drop in the jobless rate proves they were right to kill the extended unemployment compensation program. “The debate on that extension is over, and the conservatives were right,” declared conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer on …
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Reid Doubts Unemployment Extension Will Come Up in Highway Bill Debate
He signaled that he did not think extraneous items would be attached to the must-pass bill, regardless of which version advances. ”I doubt it” Reid said when asked if an unemployment insurance extension would be a piece of the Senate's highway bill debate.
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Employment Insurance Special Benefits for Self-Employed People: Maternity and Parental

Are you self-employed and hoping to take time off for maternity or parental leave, or both? Now, under the Fairness for the Self-Employed Act, all self-emplo…

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Do Unemployment Benefits Really Make People Unhireable?

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that he opposed extending a program to for emergency unemployment benefits because it did a “disservice” to African-Ame…

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Would extending jobless benefits help or hurt US economy?

Debate over White House-backed bill to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed.
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1.3 million US residents to lose unemployment benefits on Saturday

Just three days after Christmas, an estimated 1.3 million US residents are set to lose their unemployment benefits on Saturday. In a matter of hours, every p…

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Deadline looming for federal unemployment benefits extension

Thousands of locals could see their long-term jobless benefits come to a stop if Congress doesn’t vote for an extension.

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Congress to Vote on Federal Jobless Benefits Extension – Jan 6th, 2014

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