- Business Highlights Updated: Dec-19-13 8:10 pm
- Reid rails against omitting jobless benefits Updated: Dec-19-13 6:55 pm
- Senate leader vows Jan. vote on jobless benefits Updated: Dec-19-13 2:10 pm
- Weekly US jobless claims hit 9-month high of 379K Updated: Dec-19-13 10:42 am
- Ga. jobless rate drops to lowest mark in 5 years Updated: Dec-19-13 7:19 am
- Long term jobless benefits to expire Updated: Dec-19-13 4:19 am
- Mainers urged to file unemployment claims online Updated: Dec-13-13 4:07 am
- Vt.: 650 poised to lose extended jobless benefits Updated: Dec-10-13 2:43 pm
- Mass., Conn., RI senators want more jobless help Updated: Dec-07-13 2:52 pm
- Analysis: Dog of year in Congress whimpers to end Updated: Dec-07-13 2:30 pm
- NC legal group chief to lead jobless appeals panel Updated: Dec-06-13 7:56 pm
- 1,300 Mainers may have had personal info breached Updated: Dec-06-13 2:46 pm
- New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits Updated: Dec-05-13 3:07 pm
- Pelosi nixes budget deal without jobless benefits Updated: Dec-05-13 12:40 pm
- White House pushes for jobless aid extension Updated: Dec-05-13 11:22 am
- Weekly claims for unemployment insurance rise Updated: Dec-02-13 12:45 pm
- NM jobless claims center closed for holiday Updated: Nov-28-13 5:14 am
- Idaho jobless claims drop to lowest since 2006 Updated: Nov-26-13 8:44 am
- Biz group may be open to Mass. minimum wage hike Updated: Nov-25-13 5:01 pm
- Mo. businesses paying more for jobless benefits Updated: Nov-22-13 12:38 pm
- Some Mainers could lose unemployment benefits Updated: Nov-22-13 4:34 am
- MT unemployment insurance rates going down Updated: Nov-21-13 1:45 pm
- Illinois man admits stealing jobless benefits Updated: Nov-21-13 9:08 am
- Minn. businesses to see drop in unemployment tax Updated: Nov-19-13 11:50 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday railed against Congress' failure to include extending federal jobless benefits to more than 1 million people in a two-year budget deal reached this week.
WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat promised Thursday that the chamber would vote in early January on extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March. The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays.
ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in November, its lowest mark since November 2008.
ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Labor officials say extended federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed in Georgia will expire soon without congressional intervention.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine officials are urging residents that are planning to file unemployment claims to do so online through the beginning of the new year.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The state Department of Labor says about 650 Vermonters are set to lose their extended unemployment benefits.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are among 32 lawmakers who sent a joint letter to Senate leaders, urging Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the year.
WASHINGTON - Barring uncharacteristically swift work by Congress, more than a million victims of the recession will lose long-term unemployment benefits over the holidays, the price of milk could shoot up in late winter and government payments might fall sharply for doctors who treat Medicare patients.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The outgoing head of a conservative-leaning legal organization, Greensboro's ex-mayor and a former Charlotte city council member are on a new state panel that will hear unresolved unemployment benefit appeals.
AUGUSTA, Maine - More than 1,300 Mainers are being notified that their personal information may have been released in a security lapse in an unemployment benefit payment system.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's unemployed soon will have to provide photo identification when they receive weekly jobless cash benefits.
WASHINGTON - The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won't support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.
WASHINGTON - The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans, arguing that more than a million people will lose the assistance if it isn't renewed by the end of the month, slowing economic growth.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 23, increased from the previous week's total.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico labor officials say the state's unemployment insurance operations center will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday.
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's unemployment insurance claims dropped to their lowest level since 2006, a year of strong economic growth that preceded the deep recession that began in December 2007.
BOSTON - Business leaders appear open to supporting a modest hike in the state's $8 per hour minimum wage, but only if coupled with business-friendly reforms in the unemployment insurance system.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri businesses will pay higher unemployment taxes next year in order to pay down a state debt to the federal government.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine officials say that about 4,000 Mainers could lose unemployment benefits next month.
HELENA, Montana - The state Department of Labor and Industry says many Montana employers will see a decrease in contribution rates for unemployment insurance, starting next year.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois man faces up to a decade in federal prison now that he's pleaded guilty to charges that he stole unemployment benefits.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota businesses will see lower unemployment insurance taxes starting next year.