GovBeat: Unemployment


Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Long-term unemployment is above the nation’s pre-recession high in 41 states

Rates in nearly every state are historically high.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, Unemployment

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Unemployment dips to post-recession lows in 29 states

Many states saw unemployment in December fall to lows not seen in at least 4.5 years.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, newsletter, States, Unemployment

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Massachusetts session preview: A full policy plate for 2014

Minimum wage and reforming the state’s unemployment insurance system could be up first.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, gambling, gun control, gun rights, guns, Massachusetts, minimum wage, session preview, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/06/2014

In some states, nearly half of job-seekers are long-term unemployed

In New Jersey, Florida and the District of Columbia, they make up more than 45 percent of the unemployed, according to new data.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobless, jobs, newsletter, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live

A state and county breakdown of how the expiration of emergency aid on Saturday affects the unemployed.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economic mobility, economy, jobless, jobs, maps, newsletter, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

In 27 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the state labor recovery remains weak.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idaho, jobless, jobs, Nevada, New Jersey, newsletter, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Unemployment

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

A state breakdown of who will see unemployment aid dry up this month

Benefits expire on Dec. 28 for some 1.3 million people.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobless, map, maps, Rankings, Unemployment

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Here’s where the end of unemployment benefits will hurt the most

Congress has no plans to extend unemployment benefits, set to expire the week of Dec. 28.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Rankings, States, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Unemployment fell nationally, but it’s still 10 percent or more in 28 metro areas

Ten states still have regions with high unemployment.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, Unemployment

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Unemployment in Yuma, Ariz., is 4.5 times the national average

The area's unusually high unemployment rate can be explained by its migrant population and farm sector, officials say.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unemployment

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/27/2013

The number of homes with an unemployed parent rose by a third in just six years

In some states, the increase was even more dramatic. California, New Jersey and Connecticut all saw increases of more than 60 percent.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unemployment

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Michigan leads way on helping long-term unemployed

In Michigan, a pilot program is trying to help solve one of the jobs recoveries most intractable problems: getting the long-term unemployed back to work.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michigan, States, Unemployment