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Jobless Claims Down to 377,000

Jobless Claims Down to 377,000Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims took a turn for the better last week, dropping to 377,000, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The news comes on the heels of a dismal monthly jobs report that found the nat...

More Unemployed Americans to Lose Jobless Benefits

More Unemployed Americans to Lose Jobless BenefitsSpencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Unemployment checks will soon run out for many people who've been hit the hardest by the recession: the long-term unemployed.Thousands are expected to lose their jobless benefits this summer, pushing the number w...

Jobless Claims Drop to 370,000

Jobless Claims Drop to 370,000Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After staying put last week, jobless claims have taken a slight turn downwards, falling by 2,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending May 19, the number of people filing for benefits drop...

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 370,000

Jobless Claims Stay Put at 370,000Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims didn't budge last week, remaining at 370,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.The figure for the week ending May 12 is a revision from the previous week's number, which was initially said ...

Jobless Claims Fall to 367K to Kick off May

Jobless Claims Fall to 367K to Kick off MaySpencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims continued to inch away from the dreaded 400,000 mark in May, falling by 1,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending May 5, the number of people filing for benefits...

Jobless Claims Fall to 365,000, Worker Productivity Drops

Jobless Claims Fall to 365,000, Worker Productivity DropsSpencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After inching up for the last few weeks, jobless claims plummeted by 27,000 last week – the most in more than three months, according to numbers released by the government on Thursday. New claims for unem...

Jobless Claims Take Another Slight Drop, Now Stand at 388K

Jobless Claims Take Another Slight Drop, Now Stand at 388KSpencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims have fallen for the second straight week, but they continue to hover near 400,000, the latest weekly jobs report shows.The Labor Department said on Thursday that for the week ending April 21, the...

Jobless Claims Dip to 386,000

Jobless Claims Dip to 386,000Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims made some ground last week, dropping slightly to 386,000 after experiencing a spike at the beginning of the month, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending April 14, the number ...

Jobless Claims Rise by 13,000 to Kick Off April

Jobless Claims Rise by 13,000 to Kick Off AprilSpencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After falling to their lowest level in four years last month, jobless claims snapped their downward trend in April, rising to 380,000 to kick off the month, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week e...

Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Year Low of 357,000

Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Year Low of 357,000Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims are now down to their lowest level in four years, after falling to 357,000 in the final week of March, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending March 31, the number of people fi...

Jobless Claims Fall to 359,000

Jobless Claims Fall to 359,000Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims are now down to 359,000 after falling for the third consecutive week this month, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending March 24, the number of people filing for benefits drop...

Jobless Claims Fall Again, Now Stand at 348,000

Jobless Claims Fall Again, Now Stand at 348,000Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims continued to fall last week, maintaining its lowest level since 2008, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending March 17, the number of people filing for benefits dropped by 5,00...

Employed DC Workers Accused of Collecting Unemployment Benefits

Employed DC Workers Accused of Collecting Unemployment BenefitsNick M Do/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Dozens of current and former government workers in Washington, D.C., have been accused of fraudulently receiving unemployment checks, scamming Uncle Sam out of nearly $1 million.It’s believed that as many as ...

Obama Signs Bill Extending Payroll Tax Break, Unemployment Benefits

Obama Signs Bill Extending Payroll Tax Break, Unemployment BenefitsFile photo. (The White House)(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama hailed the extension of the payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits, which Congress passed Friday and he signed after weeks of bitter, partisan standoff that divided Republicans. Thanking ...
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