unemployment

The Two-Way
11:43 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low

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Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 12:06 pm

Note: This post was updated several times after the jobs report was released at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.

The jobless rate figure was expected. The job growth number, however, was well below the 185,000 that economists expected.

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Politics
11:23 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Yarmuth: sequester hurts business

An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States.
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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.

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Business
8:38 am
Fri January 18, 2013

KY Employment Numbers Rising

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the state's jobless rate has dropped to 8.1 percent.

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Society
10:47 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce

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. Click here for more information.

Government
6:49 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extended

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.

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Government
8:07 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Tennessee Unemployment Claimants Must Keep Logs

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Beginning September 1st, anyone claiming Tennessee unemployment benefits will have to show they’re actively looking for work, including keeping a work search log.  According to state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, claimants will be required to conduct three work searches each week.   A list of valid work search activity is available on the department's website or at the nearest Tennessee Career Center.  Labor and Workforce Development officials will conduct random audits of a thousand claimants' work search documentation each week to verify activity.

Morning Cram
9:58 am
Fri August 24, 2012

the morning cram [electric Oatmeal edition]

Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower on Long Island, circa 1902.
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Today on NPR: Internet Cartoonist Helps Raise $1 Million for Tesla Museum

Kentucky:

Unemployment is down in most Commonwealth counties.

U.S. DOE settles with Bechtel Jacobs over radioactive waste disposal at USEC.

Government
9:50 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Kentucky Releases Unemployment Rates

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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.  

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Morning Cram
9:27 am
Fri June 15, 2012

the morning cram [plagiarism edition]

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You know, claiming credit for someone else's work can get you into some serious trouble.

NPR reports 40,000 year old cave paintings in Spain may not have been done by homo sapiens. Neanderthals want credit given, where credit is due.

Jobs
4:37 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Recession

Tennessee’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. 

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