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Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000

Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.

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Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000

Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000

FILE - In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. The Labor Department reports on the weekly jobless claims on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

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Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

April 03, 2014 7:50 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Restore safety net for unemployed Americans

GUEST COMMENTARY: Restore safety net for unemployed Americans

This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her house. She keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health care industry, Katherine abruptly got a pink slip and has been unemployed for more than a year.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana making progress paying off unemployment debt

INDIANAPOLIS | State workforce officials announced Monday that Indiana is on track to pay off its massive unemployment insurance debt to the federal government in the next four years.

September 30, 2013 5:30 pm

State drops plan to halt unemployment payments

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials have canceled a plan to suspend unemployment payments for more than 32,000 out-of-work Hoosiers that was prompted by automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester.

February 27, 2013 3:22 pm
LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

Economics is not an experimental science. We can't say to Congress, "Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government's budget." This is not what elected officials do.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am

Ind. Chamber of Commerce skeptical of Pence's tax cut plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's most powerful business organization on Monday added its voice to the chorus of legislative leaders skeptical that Indiana can afford the 10 percent income tax cut proposed by Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence.

November 19, 2012 12:51 pm

State debt falls to $1.7 billion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels held a ceremonial mortgage burning outside the Statehouse Wednesday to celebrate early payment of $147 million of long-term state debt.

October 17, 2012 2:10 pm

Indiana repaying unemployment insurance debt

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is steadily reducing its unemployment insurance debt, but Hoosier businesses will continue paying an increasing annual penalty through at least 2014 as punishment for the state's unemployment fund shortfall.

August 29, 2012 11:30 am

New law reduces time to collect unemployment

INDIANAPOLIS | Extended unemployment benefits will end 10 weeks earlier for out-of-work Hoosiers who seek assistance starting Sunday.

August 28, 2012 3:45 pm

15 indicted in fraud scheme that netted $8.7 million in 3 states

CHICAGO| A Sauk Village man and 14 co-defendants have been indicted on allegations they siphoned about $8.7 million from Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota unemployment insurance companies, according to a government news release.

April 18, 2012 1:36 pm

US job market ends year in better shape

The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.

December 29, 2011 9:30 am

Claims lowest since April '08 as job market improves

In the latest sign that the economy is surging at year's end, unemployment claims have dropped to the lowest level since April 2008, long before anyone realized that the nation was in a recession.

December 23, 2011 9:20 am

Other states should follow Indiana on jobless aid fix

Many people are out of work here in Indiana and elsewhere in the country, and difficult choices have to be made. ("Ind. unemployment insurance overhaul continues," Sept. 29).

October 10, 2011 12:00 am

Indiana beginning to repay unemployment fund debt

INDIANAPOLIS | An increase in Indiana's employer-paid unemployment insurance premiums has enabled the state to begin paying interest on its massive unemployment debt to the federal government.

October 06, 2011 4:00 pm

Court: Companies cannot use subsidiaries to reduce taxes

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier businesses cannot create subsidiaries consisting essentially of the original company in order to reduce their unemployment insurance tax rate, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday.

October 05, 2011 12:00 am

Changes to unemployment insurance take effect Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers receiving unemployment insurance will notice changes to eligibility requirements beginning Saturday. These new rules are part of a law passed by the General Assembly making several changes to unemployment insurance over the next year.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: No consensus among public on federal deficit

GUEST COMMENTARY: No consensus among public on federal deficit

The federal budget deficit is enormous, and the national debt is growing. So the pollsters are asking the public what should be done. The latest poll I've seen was done for NBC and the Wall Street Journal at the end of February. I found it on the Web by searching "NBC deficit poll."

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

Gov. Daniels signs unemployment fix into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels enacted a fix for Indiana's insolvent unemployment insurance system Thursday that raises premiums for businesses and cuts benefits to the unemployed.

February 24, 2011 6:00 pm
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