Working for yourself has a lot of perks. Being able to save easily for retirement isn't one of them, thanks to the inaccessibility of employer-sponsored 401(k) or pension plans.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at the lowest point since mid-April.
Despite the creation of nearly 300,000 new jobs in June, a pair of labor-market bellwethers suggest that hiring in the U.S. is likely to be weaker in the months ahead.
A boost in hiring in June catapulted the S&P 500 right near its record closing high and lifted all major U.S. stock indexes back to where they were before the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union.
The U.S. government is celebrating an optimistic jobs report released today which finds the U.S. gained 287,000 jobs in June 2016, the best single month gain since October 2015, and the hospitality industry is part of that uptick with some of the highest job growth.
Helping to dispel prior disappointing months, employment jumps the most since October; unemployment rate rises to 4.9 percent.
The U.S. job market once picked up speed in June, new government data showed Friday, allaying fears that the economy was headed for a sustained slowdown after a weak start to this year.
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What's the key to helping a child born in poverty make it to the middle class? Some say it's good preschool, others — a college diploma. For one advocate, the time to help is at the end of college.
Despite unemployment among veterans being at its lowest in eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans from the Gulf War era continue to be under- or unemployed.
The number of Americans seeking jobless aid fell to a four-decade low last week, a sign that employers are unconcerned about weak economic growth in the first three months of 2016.
Unemployment insurance (UI) provides displaced workers with temporary financial aid while they look for a new job. UI benefits are administered by individual states under the Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program. Workers must meet specific guidelines set forth by the state before they can receive unemployment benefits. If you need to apply for unemployment benefits, follow these steps.
We've got to take steps to modernize our unemployment insurance system," President Obama said at the beginning of his weekly Internet address Saturday. "If a hardworking American loses her job, regardless of what state she lives in, we should make sure she can get insurance and some help to retrain for her next job," he said. "If she's been unemployed for a while, we should reach out to her and connect her with career counseling. And if she finds a new job that doesn't pay as much as her old one, we should offer some wage insurance that helps her pay her bills."
Today, President Obama announced new reforms that would strengthen and modernize our unemployment insurance system.
President Obama unveiled new proposals to reform unemployment insurance policies on Saturday, renewing a commitment he made to prop up American workers in this week's State of the Union address. "If a hardworking American loses her job, regardless of what state she lives in, we should make sure she can get unemployment insurance and some help to retrain for her next job," the president said in a video. He proposed taking steps to "modernize" the unemployment insurance system.
President Obama proposed an expansion of unemployment benefits Saturday, saying he'll fight to help working families "with every last day of my presidency." Obama used his weekly radio address Saturday to put some specifics behind an unusually expansive State of the Union address Tuesday, when he identified unemployment insurance as an area where he hoped he could work with the Republican Congress. "Now, I’m guessing we won’t agree on health care anytime soon. But there should be other ways both parties can improve economic security," Obama said in his address to Congress.
New state data shows the number of unemployment benefits claims filed in Ohio last year was the lowest since 1973.
The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in April, a healthy pick up after a disappointing March and about in line with what economists surveyed by CNNMoney projected.
The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Friday the recipients of $200 million in grants for projects aimed at getting recipients of SNAP benefits jobs — or, in some cases, better jobs. Grant recipients in 10 states — California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington — will kick off the three-year pilot projects by October, using funds authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Since slightly less than two-thirds of the people who get food stamps are either kids, senior citizens or disabled adults, these programs are targeting a relatively narrow slice of the SNAP benefit-receiving population.