All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘unemployment rate’

US Adds 288,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Lowest in Years

The US economy seems to be on the rise this month as we come off of a very successful April, during which the US added an astounding 288,000 jobs and pushed the jobless rate to 6.3%. That is the lowest we have seen it since 2008, and the best monthly increase since January of 2012. Economists polled by Bloomberg before …

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Unemployment Benefits Extension Could Be Postponed

On Wednesday, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said that the proposition to continue long-term unemployment benefits “is simply unworkable” when questioned about the potential to offer benefits for the beginning five-month lapse of 2014 and stretching retroactively all the way back until December 29, 2013. Reports claim that the Senate is expected to vote on legislation to accommodate …

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