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US unemployment aid applications drop to 276,000

Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that job cuts remain low as employers are confident enough in the business outlook to hold onto their staffs.

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US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.

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US jobless aid applications rise slightly

Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But even with the modest increase, the total number of people collecting jobless aid -- pulled down steadily for months -- fell to near 15-year lows.

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Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

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Senators Strike Bipartisan Jobless Benefits Deal

Chalk up one partisan election-year battle that senators seem likely to resolve when they return from recess later this month — the fight over renewing expired benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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Senate Vote Advances Jobless Benefits Bill

Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt as President Obama offers his support for the extension.

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Hope for NJ’s Long-Term Unemployed [AUDIO]

Approximately 79,000 New Jersey residents who had been collecting long-term unemployment benefits have now been cut off, because the federal emergency jobless program has run out of money.

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Are 26 Weeks of Unemployment Benefits Enough? [POLL]

Today, horror stories abound as to how many people have been out of work for extended periods of time.

A year at a clip, perhaps more.

Now add to that the fact that extended federal unemployment benefits have just run out for thousands around the state

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Unemployment Benefits End for 1 Million in US

Holiday cheer may be a little harder to come by in more than a million American households starting today.

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79K Lose Extended Jobless Benefits in NJ

New Jersey will be hard hit when federal emergency jobless benefits end this weekend nationwide.

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