- US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low Updated: May-28-15 9:07 am
WASHINGTON - More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.
- Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos Updated: May-16-15 10:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session ended in chaos amid partisan gridlock and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.
- Arizona repays loans that funded unemployment insurance Updated: May-13-15 5:37 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona has repaid hundreds of millions of dollars in loans it took out to keep its unemployment insurance fund solvent during the Great recession and is running a surplus for the first time in years.
- Governor signs bill aiming to help domestic violence victims Updated: May-08-15 4:15 pm
HELENA, Montana - The governor signed legislation Friday to expand unemployment insurance benefits to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
- NC officials: Fed loans for unemployment benefits repaid Updated: May-05-15 8:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina officials said Tuesday they've met their goal of repaying early a $2.5 billion federal debt, a milestone reached largely by cutting unemployment benefits for jobless workers but which saves businesses money that could go into added hiring.
- Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes cuts to unemployment benefits Updated: May-05-15 5:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Tuesday that would reduce the number of weeks people could receive unemployment benefits by linking their duration to the state's unemployment rate.
- Initial Louisiana unemployment claims drop Updated: May-01-15 10:41 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 25 decreased to 2,737 from the previous week's total of 2,789.
- Kansas lawmakers pass bill to overhaul unemployment program Updated: Apr-30-15 6:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have approved a bill setting a new cap on benefits for unemployed workers and overhauling the collection of taxes from businesses to finance the aid.