Democratic leaders who demanded that the top Assembly Republican apologize may have gotten more than they asked for.
Gillibrand held a news conference to encourage federal lawmakers to extend long-term unemployment benefits through the end of 2011.
The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high, as hiring slowed.
With two million Americans losing their unemployment benefits just as the holidays are arriving, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is taking a nuanced position.
Nearly 2 million Americans will stop getting unemployment checks next month — unless Congress votes to renew extended jobless benefits by Nov. 30. Here’s a guide to unemployed benefits and the looming aid cutoff.
Employers added the most jobs in five months in October, with the education and health care sectors leading the way.
A wave of government layoffs last month outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation’s payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs.