Category: Unemployment

Mike’s Financial Pocket: 5 Reasons Why Unemployment Benefits Should Not Be Extended The new crusade by President Obama is an extension of the recently-expired unemployment benefits — which is somewhat ironic, because the “unemployment rate” is expected by some to drop below 7% for the first time in over five years on Friday, when ……

AL Unemployment Drops to 5.7% MONTGOMERY, AL (AP)-Alabama’s unemployment rate is on the decline. A statement issued Friday by the governor’s office says Alabama’s July unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, down three-tenths of a percent from June. It’s also below the jobless rate … Read more on WCBI-TV Unemployment Rate What it means: Posted monthly…

New Study: Unemployment Benefits Weaken Economy New academic research released last week showing that extending unemployment benefits is a net economic drag could strengthen the conservative case against extending those benefits at the federal level. Congress allowed benefits for the long-term … Read more on The Washington Free Beacon Unemployment Rate What it means: Posted…

Jobs for the long run UNEMPLOYMENT is high, and the longer people are unemployed the longer they are likely to stay that way. Eventually, they may become discouraged and drop out of the labour force. So what can be done? The economic infighting about whether unemployment is … Read more on The Economist online How…

Families in Transition hosting workshops for those affected by unemployment Families in Transition will be hosting workshops to help people and families impacted by job loss. The group, a partnership between Medicine Hat Family Service, the YMCA Employment Centre and McMan Youth, Family and Community Services, will host a weekly … Read more on Medicine…