Unemployment

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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

File photo of people waiting outside of a government unemployment office. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

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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14 Charged With Unemployment Benefits Fraud in DC

Fourteen people have been charged with obtaining unemployment benefits from the District of Columbia government even though they were employed at the time.

09/05/2013

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Unemployment Rates Rise In Most U.S. States In July

Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum.

08/19/2013

The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

New US Jobs Disproportionately Low-Paying, Part-Time

The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse.

08/03/2013

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Unemployment Fell In Half Of US States In May

Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii.

06/21/2013

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US Home Prices Rise By Almost 11 Percent, Most Since 2006

U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006.

05/28/2013

Confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession, a trend that could help boost the economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey: Americans Felt More Secure In Their Jobs In 2012

Confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession, a trend that could help boost the economy.

04/25/2013

File photo of people waiting outside of a government unemployment office. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

US Unemployment Aid Applications Jump to 385,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high last week, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays.

04/04/2013

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Nearly 340,000 Seek Weekly US Unemployment Benefits, A 5-Year Record Low

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.

03/21/2013

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