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Poll: Americans Feel Government Is Nation’s Biggest Problem

According to a recent poll, Americans feel that the largest problem plaguing the nation is its government.

01/15/2014

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GOP Constituents Also Depend On Jobless Aid

When federal emergency unemployment benefits expired last month, the effects ran deep in a Colorado county marked by two exit ramps off Interstate 25 — one leading to the conservative religious group Focus on the Family, the other to the Fort Carson Army post.

01/14/2014

Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley Urges Extending Unemployment Benefits

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has written a letter signed by 13 other Democratic governors urging Congress to extend unemployment insurance benefits.

01/08/2014

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1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits Saturday

More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy and setting up a tense battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year.

12/27/2013

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Study: Men Unemployed For Extended Period Of Time Age Faster

According to a recent study, men who are unemployed for more than two years show signs of faster aging in their DNA.

11/24/2013

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Sluggish U.S. Hiring Shows Effects of Budget Impasse

A dim view of the U.S. job market emerged Tuesday with a report that employers cut back on hiring in September just before a partial government shutdown began.

10/22/2013

Teri McLain (R) wears a hat she made that reads 'Lets End Shutdown' a rally to urge Congress to end the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol, October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

D.C. Hits 14,500 Unemployment Claims

As of Friday, the D.C. Department of Employment Services has processed 14,500 claims for furloughed federal employees since Oct. 1st.

10/11/2013

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At Least 26,000 File for Unemployment in D.C., Maryland

Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia as the government shutdown has persisted for nearly a week.

10/07/2013

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Furloughed Workers Seeking Unemployment Pay in D.C.

Federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown are beginning to file for unemployment benefits.

10/02/2013

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Employment Gap Between Rich, Poor Widest on Record

The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.

09/16/2013

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