unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than…

This week, the Senate, or more specifically, Senate Republicans, had two opportunities to show that their wing of the legislative body had a heart as…

(Washington, DC) — The nation’s unemployed workers might see another extension of jobless benefits. National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers told NBC’s “Meet the Press” the Obama administration will work with Congress to “make sure unemployment insurance continues to perform its basic function of protecting the unemployed.” The economist said jobless benefits help the overall […]

(New York, NY) — As many as a million-and-a-half unemployed workers will reportedly be coming to an end of their jobless benefits by the end of the year. “The New York Times” cites the National Employment Law Project in reporting half a million people will have used up their payments by the end of September. […]

(Washington, DC) — The DC Council has okayed emergency legislation that will extend unemployment benefits for thousands of city residents for an additional five-months. The benefits of about 5000 residents would soon expire without the legislation. Mayor Adrian Fenty says the extension will “alleviate some of the burden felt by many households” and will also […]