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Vitter: Crackdown on Welfare Fraud to Fund Unemployment Extension

Washington is still working on making a deal to extend long-term unemployment benefits.  Senator David Vitter told 710 KEEL he doesn't mind extending it, but there needs to be a way to pay for it.

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Benefits Debate is First Volley of Election Year

The struggle in Washington over whether to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed is as much about providing aid to 1.3 million out-of-work Americans as it is about drawing the first political line of an election year.

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Louisiana and Shreveport-Bossier Unemployment Down in November 2013

The jobs picture is looking slightly better in Shreveport-Bossier and across Louisiana compared to last month, but still not as well as compared to last year.

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October 2013 Unemployment Down in Louisiana and Texas, Up in Arkansas

Unemployment is down in Louisiana and Texas, while the unemployment rate in Arkansas rose in October 2013.

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US Adds 204K Jobs, Unemployment Rises to 7.3 Percent

U.S. employers added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days.

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US Unemployment Benefit Applications Fall to 336K

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 last week, bringing applications to pre-recession levels.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 358,000

Applications for US unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000 last week, though the figure was distorted for the second straight week by California's efforts to clear backlogged claims.

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Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Tick Up to 308K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose just 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 308,000, hovering near six-year lows. The tiny increase suggests companies are still cutting very few jobs.

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Louisiana’s Unemployment Rate In May Higher Again

Unemployment is up across the country as it is across the Ark-La-Tex with Louisiana seeing the biggest increase among the three states.

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Louisiana Unemployment 6.5 Percent In April

There were more unemployed people in April than in March here in Louisiana, pushing the unemployment rate up to 6.5%.  March's unemployment rate was 6.2%.  

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