With Sen. Jim Bunning blocking a vote on extending unemployment benefits, some 205,000 Americans will not get a check this week, says the National Employment Law Project.
If Congress doesn't overcome Sen. Jim Bunning's resistance to extending unemployment benefits, more than 10,000 unemployed Americans in each of seven states will lose benefits starting this week.
With major airports and the federal government shut down, effects from this week's snow storm will linger beyond the time needed to dig out. The unemployed may be impacted by Congress' snow days, unless lawmakers are able to rush through a bill extending their benefits.
The number of long-term unemployed – 6.1 million – is the most since the US started keeping track in 1948. Here is a look at some of these people as they search for a job.
US businesses made job cuts in December, when many had expected Friday’s employment report to find a gain in jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 10 percent.
President Obama will host a jobs summit in December to consider strategies for shrinking ranks of the unemployed. What are some options?
The US Senate voted Wednesday to extend unemployment benefits for workers set to lose them by the end of the year. It wanted to be seen as helping working families heading into the holiday season.
Job losses in September amounted to 263,000 – 83,000 more than expected – pushing the unemployment rate up.
Job losses for July totaled 247,000 – the lowest level since August of last year.
They aren’t included in July’s unemployment rate of 9.4 percent. But as they start looking for jobs again, the rate could jump.