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The Jobs Search

The Jobs Search: ANOTHER Record Number of Unemployment Recipients This Week

July 08, 2009 — The Jobs Search

Today’s UI benefit claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor reveals another record number of Americans collecting unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.  The almost 9 million currently collecting UI benefits is an increase of 1 million from the level before the so-called stimulus bill.  This counts ...

Camp: Jobs Report Confirms Continuing Failure of Stimulus to “Save or Create” Jobs

July 02, 2009 — The Jobs Search

Washington, DC – Following the release of the June 2009 jobs report this morning, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement:“American workers didn’t need to wait for the latest jobs report to know that the President’s trillion dollar spending bill is not creating jobs.  At 9.5 percent in June, our current ...

Why the “Good News” about Unemployment Insurance (UI) Is Misleading: Instead of “Plunging,” Total UI Recipients Rose to Record High

June 23, 2009 — The Jobs Search

Last week’s initial UI benefit claims data [1] from the U.S. Department of Labor set off a common refrain in the media that the number of individuals collecting UI benefits supposedly “plunged,” which is touted as “evidence the job market is starting to thaw.” [2] Headlines included “Continuing Claims Fall for Jobless Benefits” (Washington Post), ...