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Jobless Claims in US – 284,000, the lowest in more than eight years

In the week ending July 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 284,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since February 18, 2006 when they were 283,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 302,000 to 303,000. … Continue reading

Canada  - The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits fell by 12,100 or 2.3% in May 

In May, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits fell by 12,100 or 2.3%, after a year of little change. The total number of beneficiaries for the month was 504,100. The majority of provinces saw declines in the number of beneficiaries, most notably Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. The change in the number … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims in US – At 302,000, it is a very good sign

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending July 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 302,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 304,000 to 305,000. The 4-week moving average was 309,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous … Continue reading

Finland – Entrepreneurs go to unemployment funds

The hardened economic climate has been attracting entrepreneurs in Finland to seek protection from unemployment funds, which pay out income-based benefits in the event of the business going under. Since the beginning of the year the two unemployment funds catering specifically to business owners have grown by about ten percent. Chosen excerpts by Job Market … Continue reading

US – Millionaires have received $29.8 million in unemployment benefit or 0.03% of total report finds

Under the federal-state Unemployment Insurance (UI) system, there is currently no prohibition on the receipt of UI benefits by high-income unemployed workers. States, which determine many of the eligibility requirements for UI benefits, may not restrict eligibility based on individual or household income. Recent Congresses, however, have considered proposals to restrict the payment of unemployment … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance in Germany

Until 2005, Germans who were out of work and in need would receive 60% of the net salary of their last job 67% if they had children, tax free, then after a year, it would go down to 53%. Former chancellor Gerhard Schröder made it his mission to change this system, a programme known as … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – An increase but remain near a seven-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid inched up last week but remained near a seven-year low, a sign of strength for the job market. Initial claims for unemployment benefits, a reading that helps gauge the number of newly laid-off workers, rose by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000 in the week … Continue reading

Unemployment insurance reduces transitions into self-rated ill-health in 23 European countries study finds

The global financial crisis of 2008 is likely to have repercussions on public health in Europe, not least through escalating mass unemployment, fiscal austerity measures and inadequate social protection systems. The purpose of this study is to analyse the role of unemployment insurance for deteriorating self-rated health in the working age population at the onset … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Extension in US – Update

Barring an unexpected change of direction from the Republican leadership, the House of Representatives on Friday evening will go into recess yet again without taking action on extending emergency unemployment compensation benefits for millions of the long-term jobless.  It’s not the first time the House has left town without delivering financial help for the more … Continue reading

Unemployment Claims in US – The four-week moving average for new claims lowest since 2007

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 300,000 for the week ended May 24, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior weeks claims were revised to show … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds in US in Chart

    Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Debt, State by State. Related articles US – Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds battered by the Great Recession Unemployment Insurance in US – State program loans from the Treasury larger than in any previous recession research finds

Taiwan – April unemployment lowest in 6 years

Thanks to the improved economy, Taiwan’s unemployment rate was pegged at 3.91 percent, the lowest point in about six years, according to a report released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) yesterday.  It was the first time for the unemployment rate to go below 4 percent since the financial crisis. While companies … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – At lowest level since 2007

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell sharply for the second straight week, touching the lowest level since May 2007, but at least part of the drop probably stemmed from lingering seasonal affects tied to a late Easter holiday.  Initial jobless claims declined by 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 297,000 in the … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – A decrease of 26,000

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA (from the official Press Release)  In the week ending May 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 319,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 344,000 to 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 324,750, an increase … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – Jump by 14,000 to 344,000

Claims have been climbing since early April when they reached a seven-year low of 301,000, but they remain well below their peak levels that were well over 600,000 a week in 2009. (Jobless claims climb to 9-week high). From the Offical Press Release SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 26, the advance figure … Continue reading

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