Unemployment Claims

  • Unemployment Claims Jump

    Unemployment Claims Jump

    Last week, the number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time rose to 460,000--that's 18,000 more than the week before. But balance that against new jobs being created and accepted, and you get an unchanged unemployment rate that still clocks in at 9.7. That's according to the latest... Continue Reading

  • Jobless Claims: Booming Biz in Bust Era

    Jobless Claims: Booming Biz in Bust Era

    Getting laid off, sorting out the paperwork and figuring out how you'll make ends meet on an unemployment check is hard enough. Now, enter a company called Talx, whose job it is to manage unemployment claims on behalf of the companies doing mass layoffs. Most former employees who have worked with them feel... Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Numbers Still Rising--How's Your State Doing?

    Unemployment Numbers Still Rising--How's Your State Doing?

    The only good news in the most recent unemployment numbers comes if you believe the saying, "What goes up must come down." Filings for unemployment benefits continue to rise. Last week there were 496,000 seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims -- that's an increase of 22,000 above the previous week's... Continue Reading