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Dec 15, 2011

Job market brightens as unemployment claims sink

WASHINGTON — The outlook for the job market is looking brighter. Far fewer people are seeking unemployment benefits than just three months ago — a sign that layoffs are falling sharply. The number of people applying for benefits fell last week to 366,000, the fewest since May 2008. If the number stayed that low consistently, […]

Nov 23, 2011

Unemployment drops in 3/4 of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in three-quarters of U.S. states last month, a sign that many parts of the country are experiencing modest job gains. Unemployment rates fell in 36 states in October and rose in only 5, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Rates were unchanged in 9 states. That’s the best showing since April, […]

Nov 7, 2011

Job market improves modestly as unemployment falls

WASHINGTON — The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found reasons for optimism — or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery. The nation added 80,000 jobs. That was fewer than the 100,000 that economists expected, but it was the 13th consecutive […]

Oct 31, 2011

Appellate Division, Fourth Department — Child Support: Marcera v. Marcera

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Child Support Maintenance — Unemployment Marcera v. Marcera CA 10-02433 Appealed from Supreme Court, Monroe County Background: The plaintiff appealed from a judgment of divorce that directed the defendant to pay to the plaintiff $25 per month in child support, awarded her no maintenance and distributed the parties’ personal property. The […]

Oct 7, 2011

Economy added 103,000 jobs in September

WASHINGTON — The United States added 103,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that followed a sluggish summer for the economy. The figure at least temporarily calms fears of a new recession that have hung over Wall Street and the nation for weeks.

Sep 29, 2011

Economy gains, not enough to cut unemployment

WASHINGTON — The economy is showing signs of modest improvement — not enough to reduce high unemployment but enough to ease fears that another recession might be near. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week ...

Aug 31, 2011

Unemployment rates fell in July

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in a majority of U.S. cities in July, despite the weak economy that is producing few jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 193 large metro areas, increased in 118 and were flat in 61. In July, the U.S. economy added 117,000 net jobs and the […]

Aug 23, 2011

Rochester area among lowest unemployment in NY

Unemployment levels in the Rochester area are lower than the state and national averages.

Aug 16, 2011

Schumer: Feds should pick up unemployment interest

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, states were permitted to borrow money, interest free, to finance their increasing unemployment programs during the Great Recession. Congress, however, did not include an extension ...

Jul 8, 2011

Unemployment rose to 9.2 percent as hiring stalls

WASHINGTON — Hiring slowed to a near-standstill last month. U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in nine months and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. The economy generated only 18,000 net jobs in June, the Labor Department said Friday.

Jun 3, 2011

Employers added 54K jobs, rate ticks up to 9.1 pct

WASHINGTON — Employers in May added the fewest jobs in eight months, and the unemployment rate inched up to 9.1 percent. The weakening job market raised concerns about an economy hampered by gas prices and the Japanese nuclear disaster.

Jun 2, 2011

More job seekers give up, reducing unemployment

WASHINGTON — Where did all the workers go? The labor force — those who have a job or are looking for one — is getting smaller, even though the economy is growing and steadily adding jobs. That trend defies the rules of a normal economic recovery.

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