Oregon unemployment rate is 10.6 percent which is the 7th highest in U.S. Nation’s unemployment rate is 9.5 percent. Jobless rate in Oregon is still 1 percent above than nation’s unemployment rate.
In the week ending Aug. 14 new weekly claims for jobless benefits rose 12,000 to 500,000 which is the highest level since mid-November, 2009.
The Obama administration is providing more relief for jobless homeowners.
Canada’s strong economic recovery lost steam in July as the country dropped 139,000 full-time jobs and the unemployment rate edged up to 8 percent.
Unemployment Extension Benefits a Win for Barack Obama, Jobless benefits are sure to be an issue during the 2010 election campaign – After weeks of Republican deadlock and stalling at the final hour, the Senate Wednesday passed a $34 billion measure to extend benefits to jobless Americans whose insurance ran out in June.
Unemployment Extension – The Senate voted 59 to 39 Wednesday to restore emergency jobless benefits to millions of people who have been out of work for more than six months.
The Senate broke a stalemate on Tuesday over extending unemployment benefits for Americans who have been out of work for six months or more, voting to override Republican objections that the bill’s costs would add to the federal deficit.
Unemployment News – Senate Roll Call Vote on Unemployment Benefits: The 60-40 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate cleared the way for a vote on final passage of legislation to restore extended unemployment benefits to the long-term jobless.
In june unemployment rate fell in most states including California and Washington, D.C. The unemployment rate fell because people gave up searching for work. In this month about 650,000 people stopped looking for work
WASHINGTON, July 1 2010 (UPI) — First-time claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose by 13,000 last week.The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.
Unemployment rate (AP) – More confident employers stepped up job creation in April, expanding payrolls by 290,000, the most in four years. The jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent as people streamed back into the market looking for work.