Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in January, doesn’t count ‘under-employed’

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

The U.S. unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent to 8.3 percent and employment rose by 243,000 jobs during the month of January, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. (more…)

Gov. Rick Scott talks Florida primary on Fox News

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Gov. Rick Scott (Photo: flgov.com)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott spoke to Fox News’ Bill Hemmer about next week’s Florida primary on America’s Newsroom Monday morning, emphasizing the importance of jobs and “getting people back to work.” (more…)

Florida metro areas show unemployment decreases, says Bureau of Labor

Posted on: January 5th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Several Florida metropolitan areas had the highest decrease in unemployment rates, not seasonally adjusted, across the U.S. in November 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. (more…)

Payroll tax bill includes funds for more immigration detention beds

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments
The congressional showdown over payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits continues after the GOP-led House voted Tuesday against a Senate bill approved over the weekend.

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Florida jobless rate drops amid gamesmanship over unemployment benefits

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment
As the state reports that the unemployment rate in Florida dropped again during the month of November, the fate of unemployment benefits for Floridians remains unclear, as Congress continues to disagree over how to extend the payments.

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Florida Chamber of Commerce to ‘fight’ unemployment taxes

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

The Florida Chamber of Commerce logo (Photo dotflorida.org)

Yesterday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce reaffirmed that it plans to “fight” any increased taxes on businesses for unemployment insurance.

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GOP Senate candidate criticizes ‘young people’

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

GOP Senate candidate Craig Miller (Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Taking a swipe at an unexpected group, U.S. Senate candidate Craig Miller tells Creative Loafing Tampa that “young people” are too reliant on the government and need to “get off [their] butt, go get a job,” according to an interview posted yesterday. (more…)

House bill would require drug testing for some unemployment-benefit recipients

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Photo: Flickr/micahb37

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an unemployment-insurance bill yesterday that included a provision requiring beneficiaries to take drug tests before receiving public assistance. (more…)