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Mar 25, 2011

Unemployment in New York holds at 8.2 percent

New York state's total unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent in February, a figure unchanged from January but down from 8.8 percent last February. On a seasonally adjusted basis — a process that weeds out monthly fluctuations in employment ...

Mar 11, 2011

Unemployment: Matter of Buyukcekmece v. Abigail Kirsch At Tappan

Appellate Division, Third Department Unemployment Misconduct Caused by Medical Condition Matter of Buyukcekmece v. Abigail Kirsch At Tappan 510424 Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board Background: The unemployment insurance claimant worked as a server for a catering company for about a year and a half. He was discharged from his position after he was continually late for […]

Mar 10, 2011

US: More people sought jobless aid last week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves.

Mar 9, 2011

Rochester sees job gains

January marked the eighth consecutive month that employment levels in the Rochester area where above the level they were at the previous year. Private sector employment in the nine-county Finger Lakes Region grew by 5,000 over January 2010 ...

Mar 4, 2011

Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Employers hired in February at the fastest pace in almost a year, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent — a nearly two-year low. The economy added a net 192,000 jobs. Factories, professional and business services, education and health care ...

Feb 9, 2011

Bernanke encouraged by sharp drop in unemployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that the sharp drop in unemployment over the last two months is encouraging but cautioned that it will take several years for hiring to return to normal.

Feb 4, 2011

Unemployment falls to 9.0 pct., only 36K new jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to 9 percent, based on a government survey that found that more than a half-million people found work.

Jan 28, 2011

Economy gains, but not enough to ease jobs crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The economy gained strength at the end of last year as Americans spent at the fastest pace in four years and U.S. companies sold more overseas. The growth is boosting hopes for a stronger 2011.

Jan 11, 2011

Employment down in legal field nationally

While overall unemployment levels fell nationwide last month, the legal community suffered a third consecutive month of job losses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jan 7, 2011

Fed boss: It will take years for jobs to come back

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Friday that there’s increasing evidence that a “self-sustaining” economic recovery is taking hold, but he said the Fed’s $600 billion Treasury bond-buying program ...

Dec 30, 2010

Unemployment benefit applications drop sharply

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest point in nearly two and a half years, a sign that the job market is slowly improving.

Dec 28, 2010

Obama’s economist pick seen as sign of new agenda

HONOLULU — Among the first announcements President Barack Obama will make upon returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the administration ...

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