unemployment http://wkms.org en Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low http://wkms.org/post/job-growth-less-expected-unemployment-hits-5-year-low <h6><em>Note: This post was updated several times after the jobs report was released at 8:30 a.m. ET.</em></h6><p>The nation's unemployment rate slipped to 6.6 percent in January from 6.7 percent a month before, but employers added only 113,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm" target="_blank">the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning</a>.<p>The jobless rate figure was expected. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:43:41 +0000 Mark Memmott 38551 at http://wkms.org Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low Yarmuth: sequester hurts business http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-sequester-hurts-business <p>Kentucky U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth says the 85-billion dollars in cuts that have been imposed as a result of the federal budget sequester will hurt private business. The Jefferson County Democrat says seven of the nine largest employers in his district rely to a significant extent on business from the federal government. Yarmuth spoke Thursday during a meeting of the house budget committee. The acting director of the White House office of Management and Budget told the panel the sequester is likely to cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:23:38 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 30502 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth: sequester hurts business KY Employment Numbers Rising http://wkms.org/post/ky-employment-numbers-rising <p></p><p>The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the state's jobless rate has dropped to 8.1 percent. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:38:10 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 26936 at http://wkms.org KY Employment Numbers Rising Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce http://wkms.org/post/helping-seniors-return-workforce <p>Through West Kentucky Allied Services, Inc., Jackie Eubanks coordinates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). It's for income eligible, unemployed seniors 55 years old and older to develop new skills and gain confidence for return to the workforce. There are immediate openings in Calloway County. <a href="http://chfs.ky.gov/dail/scsep.htm">Click here for more information</a>.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:47:08 +0000 Kate Lochte 26669 at http://wkms.org Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extended http://wkms.org/post/emergency-unemployment-compensation-extended <p></p><p>People getting federal extended unemployment benefits can continue claiming them for at least another year. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program was set to expire Dec. 29, but Congress has extended the program through Jan. 1, 2014. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:49:32 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26388 at http://wkms.org Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extended Tennessee Unemployment Claimants Must Keep Logs http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-unemployment-claimants-must-keep-logs <p>Beginning September 1<sup>st</sup>, anyone claiming Tennessee unemployment benefits will have to show they’re actively looking for work, including keeping a work search log.&nbsp; According to state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, claimants will be required to conduct three work searches each week.&nbsp;&nbsp; A list of valid work search activity is available on the department's website or at the nearest Tennessee Career Center.&nbsp; Labor and Workforce Development officials will conduct random audits of a thousand claimants' work search documentation each week to verify act Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:07:46 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21319 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Unemployment Claimants Must Keep Logs the morning cram [electric Oatmeal edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-electric-oatmeal-edition <p>Today on NPR: <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/24/159925435/zap-cartoonist-raises-1-million-for-tesla-museum">Internet Cartoonist Helps Raise $1 Million for Tesla Museum</a></p><p></p><p>Kentucky:</p><p>Unemployment is <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/kentucky-releases-unemployment-rates">down</a> in most Commonwealth counties.</p><p>U.S. DOE <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/energy-department-contractor-and-usec-settle">settles</a> with Bechtel Jacobs over radioactive waste disposal at USEC.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:58:46 +0000 Todd Hatton 21241 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [electric Oatmeal edition] Kentucky Releases Unemployment Rates http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-releases-unemployment-rates <p>Kentucky’s latest unemployment figures show widespread improvement in July. The Office of Employment and Training reports jobless rates fell in 97 counties. Rates increased or were unchanged elsewhere.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:50:14 +0000 Todd Hatton 21240 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Releases Unemployment Rates the morning cram [plagiarism edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-plagiarism-edition <p>You know, claiming credit for someone else&#39;s work can get you into some serious trouble.</p><p><strong>NPR reports</strong> 40,000 year old <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/15/155009945/famous-cave-paintings-might-not-be-from-humans">cave paintings</a> in Spain may not have been done by homo sapiens. Neanderthals want credit given, where credit is due.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:27:07 +0000 Gary Pitts 18385 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [plagiarism edition] Tennessee Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Recession http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-unemployment-rate-lowest-recession <p>Tennessee&rsquo;s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since November 2008. The drop in March to 7.9 percent marks the eighth straight month of decline. Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says the state lost jobs in March, but the number of unemployed declined at a faster rate. The national unemployment average is 8.2 percent.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:37:02 +0000 Associated Press 17702 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Recession