WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says it’s time to stop blaming economically struggling Americans for their plight. “Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of a transitional living fund,” she […]
Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday railed against Congress’ failure to include extending federal jobless benefits to more than 1 million people in a two-year budget deal reached this week.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000 last week.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very few workers.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.
A new survey shows that a majority of Americans (55 percent) have received government benefits from at least one of the major federal entitlement programs.