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Lt. Gov. Coleman stepping down from cabinet secretary role

Oct. 21, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman said Thursday that she will step down from her second role as a cabinet secretary to focus more attention on the state's economic development efforts. Since taking office alongside Gov. Andy Beshear in late...

Weekly jobless claims drop to pre-pandemic levels in Maine

Oct. 21, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Weekly claims for unemployment assistance have fallen to pre-pandemic levels in Maine. The Maine Department of Labor said Thursday that about 3,400 people received an unemployment benefit payment during the week ending Oct. 16. The department said...

US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

Oct. 21, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers. Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,000 last week, the...

US unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

Oct. 14, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months. Unemployment claims dropped 36,000 to 293,000 last...

US average mortgage rates decline; 30-year at 2.99%

Oct. 07, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term mortgage rates declined this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan slipping back below 3%. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year mortgage eased to 2.99% from 3.01% last week. The rate stood...

Some Floridians struggling with unemployment "overpayments"

Oct. 07, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state’s Department of Economic Opportunity is trying to claw back possibly billions of dollars in non-fraudulent unemployment claims distributed during the first 18 months of the pandemic. Thousands of Floridians have received stern letters warning them that...

US jobless claims fall to 326,000, first drop in four weeks

Oct. 07, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year's coronavirus recession. Unemployment claims fell by 38,000 to 326,000, the first...

U.S. jobless claims drop by 38,000, to 326,000

Oct. 07, 2021 08:33 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. jobless claims drop by 38,000, to 326,000.

US unemployment claims rise third straight week to 362,000

Sep. 30, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week, a sign that the highly contagious delta variant may be slowing a recovery in the job market. Claims rose unexpectedly by 11,000 last week to 362,000, the Labor...

Wisconsin signs $17M contract to update unemployment system

Sep. 29, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has entered into a nearly $17 million, multi-year contract with software development company Flexion to update the antiquated system for paying unemployment claims that was overwhelmed last year during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state announced...