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Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2022 04:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 20, 2022. Editorial: You promised, governor Kathy Hochul promised transparency. Why are her agencies stonewalling or slow-rolling auditors and the public? Gov. Kathy Hochul should know better than most people about the need...

Unemployment claims rise to 240,000, highest since August

Nov. 23, 2022 08:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level since August but still remains low by historic standards. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that 240,000 people applied for jobless aid last week, up by 17,000 from the week...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 17, 2022 14:51 PM EST

Albany Times Union. November 15, 2022. Editorial: The Child Victims Act provided justice, but not for all The landmark legislation left behind untold numbers of people whose cases aren’t tied to deep-pocketed institutions. The massive judgment awarded...

Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last week

Nov. 17, 2022 09:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market remains healthy as fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, despite the Federal Reserve's rapid interest rate hikes this year intended to bring down inflation and tighten the labor market. Applications for jobless claims...

Slightly more Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

Nov. 10, 2022 08:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits rose slightly last week, but the labor market remains healthy despite job cuts that have begun to spread across industries most affected by soaring interest rates, such as housing and technology. ...

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Nov. 03, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for jobless benefits fell slightly last week with the U.S. job market remaining resilient in the face of rising interest rates and persistent inflation. Unemployment claims for the week ending Oct. 29 fell by 1,000 to 217,000 from 218,000 the previous...

US unemployment claims inched higher, but remain very low

Oct. 27, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market remains one of the healthiest parts of an uneven U.S. economy. Jobless claims for the week ending Oct. 22 inched up by 3,000 to 217,000 from 214,000 the previous week, the...

Fewer Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

Oct. 20, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week and remains historically low even as the U.S. economy slows in the midst of decades-high inflation. Jobless claims for the week ending Oct. 15 declined by 12,000 to 214,000 from 226,000...

U.S. applications for jobless aid rise last week

Oct. 13, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but remains historically low even as the U.S. economy slows in the midst of decades-high inflation. Jobless claims for the week ending Oct. 8 rose by 9,000 to 228,000, the Labor...

Officials: 4,200 Virginia unemployment claims 'compromised'

Oct. 06, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission announced this week that a criminal investigation was underway after the agency identified approximately 4,200 unemployment insurance claims that “may have been compromised.” The agency issued a brief news release...