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  • More People Applied for Jobless Benefits Last Week

    December 2, 2010 9:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the broader trend in layoffs points to a slowly healing job market. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment aid rose last week by a seasonally adjusted 26,000 to 436,000. The previous week's claims were revised up... more »
  • 4% Increase in First-time Jobless Claims

    August 27, 2010 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana recorded a four percent increase in first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week. The Louisiana Workforce Commission says there were 4,140 initial claims for the week ending Aug. 21. That's up from the previous week's total of 3,987. For the comparable week ending Aug.... more »
  • Payrolls Drop by 125K, Jobless Rate Falls

    July 2, 2010 8:43 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A wave of census layoffs cut the nation's payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, its lowest level in almost a year. The Labor Department says employers cut... more »
  • Jobless benefits extension hits snag in Senate

    October 2, 2009 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits in the 27 states with the highest jobless rates is being slowed by some lawmakers upset that their own states would be left out. Senate leaders had hoped for a quick voice vote endorsing the House-passed bill to ensure a continued... more »

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