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Perry To OK Drug Testing For Unemployment

Gov. Rick Perry is to sign a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits recipients. The governor is holding a special signing ceremony Friday at the Capitol.


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Target Food Distribution Center Opens In Denton

Target has officially opened the doors to a distribution center, bringing more jobs to Denton.

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Approved Bill Would Drug Test Some Unemployment Benefit Applicants

It looks like a bill that would drug test some Texans who receive unemployment will become law.


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Texas Unemployment Remains At 6.4 Percent

The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday the state unemployment rate for April remains a full point below the national rate of 7.5 percent.


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Texas Unemployment Rate Ticks Upward

State officials said that the Texas unemployment rate rose very slightly in February to 6.4 percent, but add that leading industries continue to show growth.


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US Jobless Claims Drop To 5-Year Low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting fewer jobs and may step up hiring.


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Texas Jobless Rate Declines For 4th Straight Month

The Texas jobless rate for December has slipped to 6.1 percent in the fourth straight month of declines.


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Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise To 372K

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.


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Recession Babies More Likely To Be Delinquents?

The state of the economy during a child’s infancy may have an influence on their level of substance abuse and delinquent behavior later in life.


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Texas Jobless Rate Declines For 3rd Straight Month

The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in November for the third straight monthly decline.


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Democrats Want Jobless Benefits In `Cliff’ Deal

Millions of unemployed Americans have another reason to worry about “fiscal cliff” budget talks that seek to avoid looming tax increases and dire spending cuts come January.


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Unemployment Falls In 37 States

An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 states last month, the latest indication that the job market is healing. Unemployment rates are below 7 percent in 23 states.