The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support is holding a hearing this week on June 10 titled: Hearing on Responding to Long-Term Unemployment. I asked readers of Rochester Unemployment Examiner to send me letters they wrote to the Committee that they also wanted me to publish. Below are some of those […]

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Mike: The Jobless Claims report shows that: The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since January, depressed by shifts in the timing of auto plant shutdowns. Initial jobless claims dropped by 47,000 to 522,000, lower than forecast, in the week ended July 11, from a revised 569,000 […]

Continue reading about Jobless claims fall to 522,000 – Continuing claims plunge due to auto closures – Gov. Rick Perry’s failures result in 1000s of Texans losing unemployment benefits – Harley-Davidson to cut 1000 more – Lloyds to cut another 1200 – McGraw-Hill chops 550 – Chicago: 400 laid off – Cisco dumping up to 700

Mike: Good day to all. Today is starting out with some bad news on the layoff front, as this blog’s headline suggests. Must be the corporate leaders are getting back from their extended July 4 breaks and are ready to get back to downsizing. There are a couple of defense related layoffs with the Boeing […]

Continue reading about Unemployment: It’s worse than you think – CA to cut another 2000 state jobs? – Boeing to cut 1000 defense jobs – US Airways to release 600 – Lockheed to chop 600 – Andersen cuts more than 500