Unemployment http://kgou.org en Jobless Claims Rose Last Week http://kgou.org/post/jobless-claims-rose-last-week-0 There were 326,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, up by 16,000 from the week before, <a href="http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm" target="_blank">the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday morning</a>.<p>Although the number increased, claims remained at the lower end of the range they've been in for the past year and were running at a pace close to where they were before the economy sank into its latest recession in December 2007.<p>It was the last major data dump before Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics report on job growth Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:13:08 +0000 Mark Memmott 26520 at http://kgou.org Jobless Claims Rose Last Week Job Growth Picked Up Some Speed In March, Survey Signals http://kgou.org/post/job-growth-picked-some-speed-march-survey-signals The first slice of data about job growth in March offers some hope that the U.S. labor market gained some strength:<p>There were 191,000 more jobs on private companies' payrolls last month than in February, <a href="http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2014/March/NER/docs/ADP-NATIONAL-EMPLOYMENT-REPORT-March2014-Final-Press-Release.pdf" target="_blank">according to the latest ADP National Employment Report</a>. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 26437 at http://kgou.org Job Growth Picked Up Some Speed In March, Survey Signals Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Job Growth Is Better Than Expected http://kgou.org/post/jobless-rate-ticks-job-growth-better-expected <h6><strong>This post has been updated.</strong></h6><p>The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent in February from 6.6 percent the month before, but employers added more jobs than expected, <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm" target="_blank">the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday</a>.<p>According to BLS, the number of jobs on public and private payrolls grew by 175,000 last month — about 25,000 more than economists had expected.<p>That employment figure, not the jobless rate, is typically what economists focus more attention on after each month's data are Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:08:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 24690 at http://kgou.org Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Job Growth Is Better Than Expected Weekly Jobless Claims Dip; Will Unemployment Rate Do The Same? http://kgou.org/post/weekly-jobless-claims-dip-will-unemployment-rate-do-same There were 331,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, down 20,000 from the week before, <a href="http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm" target="_blank">the Employment and Training Administration reports</a>.<p>That's yet another report showing that claims remain in a range <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/30/268766011/economy-ended-2013-with-growth-still-strong-data-suggest" target="_blank">where they've been running since late 2011</a>. What does that indicate? Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:45:53 +0000 Mark Memmott 22686 at http://kgou.org Weekly Jobless Claims Dip; Will Unemployment Rate Do The Same? Unemployment Rises In 64 Of 77 Oklahoma Counties http://kgou.org/post/unemployment-rises-64-77-oklahoma-counties <p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:28:05 +0000 Associated Press 22622 at http://kgou.org Unemployment Rises In 64 Of 77 Oklahoma Counties VIDEO: Coburn On Emergency Unemployment Insurance http://kgou.org/post/video-coburn-emergency-unemployment-insurance <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew&nbsp;<font color="red">unemployment</font>&nbsp;benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Speaking on </span><a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CCwQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fon-air%2Ffox-and-friends%2F&amp;ei=bAjMUtziO4bnoASfzIHYDQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNGv0uz905V_ZmAa3vptdHDryPiXrQ&amp;bvm=bv.58187178,d.cGU" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Fox &amp; Friends</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;"> Tuesday morning, </span><a href="http://coburn.senate.gov" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;"> (</span>R-Okla<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">.) says states that have cut the benefits back have lowered their unemployment rate and increased job formation.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">http://youtu.be/Ce4VxACTCv8</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:38:33 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 20632 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Jobless Rate Ties At 13th Lowest In Country http://kgou.org/post/oklahomas-jobless-rate-ties-13th-lowest-country <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;labor officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped slightly in November and that all major employment sectors report month-to-month job increases.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:38:33 +0000 Associated Press 19676 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Jobless Rate Ties At 13th Lowest In Country Jobless Rate Falls For Blacks, But It's Not Good News Yet http://kgou.org/post/jobless-rate-falls-blacks-its-not-good-news-yet The labor market continues its recovery; the economy added 162,000 jobs in July and pushed the unemployment rate to a 4.5-year low. After a string of bad news, things seem to be to turning around for African-American workers, too.<p>"The operative word is growth," says Bill Rodgers, an economist at Rutgers University.<p>Rodgers is encouraged by the falling unemployment rate. This month it went down to 7.4 percent. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 17:17:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 10915 at http://kgou.org Jobless Rate Falls For Blacks, But It's Not Good News Yet Unemployment Up In 75 Oklahoma Counties http://kgou.org/post/unemployment-75-oklahoma-counties <p>County unemployment rates increased in Oklahoma in June, according to data released Tuesday by the <a href="http://www.ok.gov/oesc_web/">Oklahoma Employment Security Commission</a>, and vary across the state.</p><p>Roger Mills County claimed Oklahoma’s lowest county unemployment rate in June at 2.6 percent and Latimer County reported the state’s highest <a href="http://ecapitol.net/BlogArticle.wcs?&amp;PageName=03UE0XBV1A">county unemployment</a> rate in June at 9.2 percent.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:07:02 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 10689 at http://kgou.org Unemployment Up In 75 Oklahoma Counties Unemployment Rate Climbs in All 77 Oklahoma Counties http://kgou.org/post/unemployment-rate-climbs-all-77-oklahoma-counties <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma labor officials say the state's&nbsp;<font color="red">unemployment</font>&nbsp;rate rose in every one of its 77 counties in May, a trend they say is not uncommon for the month.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Associated Press 8917 at http://kgou.org Unemployment Rate Climbs in All 77 Oklahoma Counties