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Stories with subject: Unemployment insurance
  • Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week 
    Updated: May-26-16 8:39 am

    WASHINGTON - Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid.

  • Wisconsin employers may see drop in unemployment taxes 
    Updated: May-24-16 1:45 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin employers could see another drop in unemployment insurance taxes in 2017 due to an improved economy and employer-friendly changes in the system.

  • Christie: Unemployment insurance fund grows to almost $2B 
    Updated: May-11-16 5:34 pm

    WEST TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey's unemployment insurance trust fund has achieved a balance of nearly $2 billion, resulting in tax savings for the state's businesses.

  • Judge won't dismiss lawsuit over jobless aid controversy 
    Updated: May-11-16 5:05 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - A judge says a lawsuit against a state agency over a computer system that claimed thousands of people had illegally obtained jobless benefits can go forward.

  • Smithfield man pleads no contest to benefits fraud 
    Updated: May-11-16 11:56 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Smithfield man has pleaded no contest to charges of collecting more than $24,000 in unemployment benefits while he was working.

  • More Wyoming residents seek unemployment aid 
    Updated: May-10-16 12:19 pm

    CASPER, Wyoming - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in Wyoming grew by almost 40 percent in the past year, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

  • Lawyers say 1000s mistakenly charged with fraud 
    Updated: May-08-16 4:19 am

    LANSING, Michigan - A $47 million computer system that came online after the state's unemployment insurance agency laid off about 400 people in 2012 to cut costs has been mistakenly charging thousands of people with fraud, some lawyers say.

  • Wisconsin unemployment payments drop by more than half 
    Updated: May-01-16 10:59 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Business-friendly changes to Wisconsin's unemployment pay system have helped erase a $1.3 billion deficit in the state fund that supports it, but critics say they have also wrongfully deprived out-of-work people of money they needed while looking for new jobs.