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How U.S. States Fared on Jobless Aid Applications

posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. Still, many... Full Story

How States Fared on Unemployment Aid Applications

posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring. Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in weekly unemployment... Full Story

Obama Promotes Jobs During Midwestern Tour

posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Obama Promotes Jobs During Midwestern Tour
With the national unemployment rate languishing at 9.1 percent, President Obama brought his message of hope through American ingenuity and innovation to the Midwest this week. Full Story

Green Jobs Stimulate Rural Economy

posted on April 28, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Green Jobs Stimulate Rural Economy
Despite economic improvement, Bernanke acknowledged the recovery is hampered by persistent unemployment. Full Story

Ag Department to Cut 60 Workers

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

The commissioner of the state's agriculture department has started notifying about 60 workers they will be laid off to make cuts necessary to balance the budget. Full Story

Unemployment Applications by State, at a Glance

posted on December 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM

(AP) The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week, a sign that the job market is slowly improving. Full Story

Market to Market (July 9, 2010)

posted on July 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Market to Market (July 9, 2010)
Full Program: Soggy conditions in the "Corn Belt" dampen crop ratings, but are friendly to commodity prices. A retired Army General deploys new tactics to create U.S. jobs and wean America from foreign oil. And a global leader in biotechnology announces an... Full Story

Iowa Meatpacking Plant Closure Ending 1,450 Jobs

posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) - John Morrell & Co is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux City, eliminating all 1,450 hourly and salaried jobs at one of the city's largest employers, the company announced Wednesday. Full Story

Jobs Lost as Chicken Processing Plants Close

posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

ATHENS, Ala. — A chicken processing plant owned by Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is shutting down this week after almost six decades, putting more than 600 people out of work and creating ripples that will be felt all over town. Full Story

Minimum Wage Hike Could Threaten Jobs

posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:07 PM

ATLANTA (AP)- A federal minimum-wage increase that takes effect today could prolong the recession, some economists say, by forcing small businesses to lay off the same workers that the pay hike passed in better times was meant to help. Full Story

Monsanto 3Q Profit Falls 14 pct, Will Cut 900 Jobs

posted on June 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM

ST LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed maker, said Wednesday its third-quarter profit fell 14 percent and disclosed plans to cut 900 jobs, or about 4 percent of its work force. Full Story

Extra $25 a Week in Unemployment Benefits Cancels Food Stamps for Some

posted on June 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps. Full Story

Jobless Rate Soars

posted on September 5, 2008 at 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate zoomed to a five-year high of 6.1 percent in August as employers slashed 84,000 jobs, dramatic proof of the mounting damage a deeply troubled economy is inflicting on workers and businesses alike. Full Story

Mid-America Business Conditions Index Surges in December

posted on January 4, 2008 at 8:01 PM

Mid-America Business Conditions Index Surges in December
A much-anticipated employment report released this week showing weaker-than-expected job growth, and a rise in the unemployment rate brought the bears of Wall Street out of hibernation. Full Story

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