Jobless Benefits

State Bill Would Require Drug Test For Benefits A lawmaker is demanding financial evidence to support a plan for government-sponsored drug-testing of laid-off-workers. The bill came up for debate in a legislative committee on Wednesday morning.
Older Workers A Large Part Of North Texas UnemployedJust last week, the unemployment rate in Texas dropped from 9- to 8-percent and a good chunk of those unemployed are over the age of 50. Many are finding themselves in unknown territory, unsure how to make it in today's marketplace.
Bill Would Require Drug Tests For Jobless BenefitsLawmakers are considering a bill that would require unemployed Texans to pass a drug test before collecting jobless benefits.