Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that layoffs are slowing and employers may be stepping up hiring.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plan for an across-the-board freeze is similar to one being considered in the state legislature.
The financially-battered state doled out a new record in unemployment benefits, and the slumping economic recovery may see that amount grow even more.
New data from Los Angeles County officials shows up to $600 million in welfare benefits may have been paid out to illegal immigrants in 2010.
Unless lawmakers in Washington come up with a compromise on the Bush-era tax cuts, it’s the end of the line for hundreds of thousands of people living off of unemployment benefits.
For nearly two million Americans who’ve been on unemployment for 99 weeks, the end of the line is near.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are back to work after the long Thanksgiving holiday, and millions of Americans are eagerly waiting for their elected representatives to extend jobless benefits before they are set to expire.
The latest proposal to cut pension costs for the city of Los Angeles was met with cries of “pension envy” from the union for civilian workers.