- Mo. unemployment bill prompted by federal rules
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Proposed changes for the unemployment compensation program awaiting action by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon are designed to avoid a several hundred million dollar price tag, and they could make it harder for workers to receive jobless benefits if they are released from their positions after having unapproved absences or violating company rules.
- Wyo. job numbers lag behind pre-recession levels
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate has been dropping over the last two years, but the state still hasn't replaced all the jobs it lost during the recession, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
- New college graduates find job market unwelcoming
Jackie Carter had it all mapped out. She would attend college year-round and graduate early, land a job in criminal justice, start paying off student loans, move into her own apartment and invest in her first smartphone.
- Coal operator plans to open 7 mines in Pike County
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A longtime coal operator plans to open seven mines in the heart of the eastern Kentucky coalfields in a venture expected to create more than 250 jobs in a hard-pressed region where several thousand mining jobs have disappeared in recent years.
- Manchester continues to grapple with new refugees
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — After being exiled from his native Bhutan at age 4, Chuda Niroula spent the next two decades in a Nepali refugee camp with no running water, no electricity and never enough food. Almost two years ago he arrived in Manchester as one of the 60,000 to 80,000 refugees taken in each year by the U.S.