Results for Tag "unemployment"

Results for Tag "unemployment"

The staggering problem of chronic unemployment among minority men was starkly presented in a report from the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago.In Chicago, as elsewhere, the crisis of permanent joblessness is concentrated in minority neighborhoods where it feeds street violence, despondency, health problems and a socially corrosive brand of hopelessness among the young.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since October, suggesting sustained strength in the labor market.Continue reading the main story AdvertisementContinue reading the main story The increase added $1.

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, hitting its lowest level since 1973, the Labor Department said on Thursday.Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 247,000 for the week ended April 16, the lowest reading since November 1973, the Labor Department said.

That’s where private unemployment insurance may come in.It could make up some of the difference between your state unemployment check and your old salary.

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose from a five-month low last week, but it remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market.In addition, job openings hit a six-month high in January, and a gauge of future economic activity increased in February after two straight months of declines.

oil, which is at its highest price since early November, gained 47 cents, or 1 percent, to $46.Brent crude, the benchmark for international oil prices, rose 48 cents, or 1 percent, to $48.

“There are a vast number of people who are able to get educated and work in a traditional work environment,” Parsons said.Young adults with autism often find it hard to get work.

The US unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 5.3% on Friday – the lowest unemployment rate in seven years.

Every month, it seems at the moment, the unemployment numbers are surprisingly good.Every month, too, however, there are also new caveats to attach to the claims about “more people in jobs than ever before”.

But more recently it is to do with job losses in the public sector where women disproportionately work.In contrast, unemployment among younger women went down in the last quarter.

The number of jobless young people aged 16 to 24 is almost nudging one million, according to government figures.To protest about the situation, Harrison is re-enacting the 1936 Jarrow march with hundreds of other jobless young people.

How is this likely to affect our chances of securing a mortgage?Despite being first-time buyers we have managed to pull a decent-sized deposit together, but the recent unemployment status of my partner could add a new risk element.

With the spectre of redundancy looming for thousands of people, insurance to cover credit commitments has been brought into sharp focus.You will come across a variety of confusing names, including 'accident, sickness and unemployment' cover (ASU), 'mortgage payment protection insurance' (MPPI) and 'income protection cover', as well as PPI.

Q I took out a loan with Sainsbury's more than a year ago when I had been in employment for two years.I worked for five-and-a-half months and then had a month's pay in lieu of notice.

But instead of claiming benefit immediately, he registered with North Manchester Horizons, one of the action team's local partners.This must be music to Mr McPhee's ears.

That, it is said, is because the UK labour market is more liberal, less regulated; the unions have been repulsed and there is less government interference with the length and conditions of work.In flexible labour markets this exposure and insecurity are transposed from the boardroom to the shop and office floor.

When Nathan Curry says he likes "telling stories with a big picture, a big landscape", he's not kidding.The disused industrial unit in east London where the company Tangled Feet are rehearsing their latest show is so huge that pigeons fly about unnoticed.

6 per cent in August, official figures show, meeting expectations for no change in the month and sending the Australian dollar back above 80 US cents.The total number of people with jobs rose by 54,200 in the month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.

Queensland has recorded the equal biggest unemployment drop in the country, with the seasonally adjusted rate falling by half a percentage point.2 per cent to 5.