APPLICATIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/APPLICATIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Applications for U.S. jobless benefits fall sharply http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428485-79/benefits-applications-week-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428485-79/benefits-applications-week-job.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless benefits fall sharply</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T08:49:01.73-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 299,500, the Labor Department said Thursday. The total number of people collecting benefits during the first week of September was 2.43 million, the fewest since May 2007. Applications for unemployment benefits remain at pre-recessio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584284852014-09-18T08:49:01.73-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T08:49:01.73-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428485@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:49:01 MDT IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379069-68/irs-emails-groups-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379069-68/irs-emails-groups-report.html.csp">IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday. The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings. On ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583790692014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379069@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:02:28 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless aid at still-low 302,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373433-79/due-layoffs-fewer-applications.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373433-79/due-layoffs-fewer-applications.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless aid at still-low 302,000</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T09:09:02.086-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week, but fewer people overall are collecting benefits. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of jobless claims rose 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. Yet the drop-off in applications over the past two months means that a total of 2.46 million people were receiving unemployment aid, the lowest level since June 2007. Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The data is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583734332014-09-04T09:09:02.086-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T09:09:02.086-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373433@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:09:02 MDT Judge blocks enforcement of new abortion law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359958-68/law-clinics-doctors-louisiana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359958-68/law-clinics-doctors-louisiana.html.csp">Judge blocks enforcement of new abortion law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JANET McCONNAUGHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T22:23:03.236-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baton Rouge, La. • A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge’s order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles wrote that authorities cannot enforce the law until he holds a hearing on whether an order to block it is needed while the case remains in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583599582014-08-31T22:23:03.236-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T22:23:03.236-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359958@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:23:03 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless aid slip to 298,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347048-79/jobs-average-employers-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347048-79/jobs-average-employers-week.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless aid slip to 298,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T08:48:32.403-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s just 6,000 higher than four weeks ago, when the average fell to the lowest level in more than eight years. “The downward trend ... is now clear and strong,” said Ian She...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583470482014-08-28T08:48:32.403-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T08:48:32.403-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347048@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:48:32 MDT Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 298,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321821-79/economy-fed-jobs-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321821-79/economy-fed-jobs-july.html.csp">Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 298,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:56:02.72-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week’s figures were revised up slightly to 311,000. The less-volatile four-week average rose 4,750 to 300,750. It remains close to levels that predate the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Applications are a proxy for layoffs. “Readings at or below t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218212014-08-21T10:56:02.72-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T10:56:02.72-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321821@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:56:02 MDT New jobless claims numbers at pre-recession levels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321782-79/due-layoffs-levels-jobless.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321782-79/due-layoffs-levels-jobless.html.csp">New jobless claims numbers at pre-recession levels</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:37:02.107-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits tumbled last week and are now at levels consistent with a healthy job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The less-volatile four-week moving average rose 4,750 to 300,750. Jobless claims are at levels last seen before the 2007-2009 Great Recession. Here are the states with the biggest increases in applications. No state saw a drop of more than 1,000. The unadjusted d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583217822014-08-21T10:37:02.107-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T10:37:02.107-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321782@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:37:02 MDT U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 311,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296730-79/hiring-jobs-percent-applications.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296730-79/hiring-jobs-percent-applications.html.csp">U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 311,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:26:02.089-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week’s was revised up slightly to 290,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 2,000 to 295,750. That continues to be close to averages that predate the beginning of the Great Recession in late 2007. Ap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967302014-08-14T09:26:02.089-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:26:02.089-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296730@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:26:02 MDT U.S. jobless aid applications fell to 289,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271620-79/applications-fell-289000-aid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271620-79/applications-fell-289000-aid.html.csp">U.S. jobless aid applications fell to 289,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:23:02.159-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth. Weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week’s was revised up slightly to 303,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell 4,000 to 293,500. That’s the lowest average since February 2006, almost two years before the Great Recessi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582716202014-08-07T10:23:02.159-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T10:23:02.159-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271620@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:23:02 MDT U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246159-79/applications-jobs-unemployment-302000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246159-79/applications-jobs-unemployment-302000.html.csp">U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:59:02.013-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week’s claims were revised down to 279,000, the lowest since May 2000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell 3,500 to 297,250. That’s the lowest average since April 2006, more than a year before the Great Recession began at the end...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582461592014-07-31T09:59:02.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:59:02.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246159@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:59:02 MDT U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220769-79/unemployment-applications-aid-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220769-79/unemployment-applications-aid-growth.html.csp">U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T13:37:02.004-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 7,250 to 302,000. Claims for jobless aid have been falling for the past three months. Rec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220769@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:02 MDT