House approves changes to unemployment benefits

House approves changes to unemployment benefits
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a bill today that would tie unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate in Missouri. Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick sponsored HB 150, which was perfected on the House floor today.
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Reducing Youth Unemployment in Kenya
Youth unemployment in Kenya is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Today, unemployment in Kenya stands at 40%, and 70% of those unemployed are between the ages of 15 and 35. The World Bank estimates that approximately 800,000 Kenyans join the labor …
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Ignore the Unemployment Rate
At 8:30 a.m. Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly employment report, as it does at the start of every month. As usual, the announcement was widely covered in the financial and mainstream media—a convenient hook for commentary …
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