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Wash. losing 9 weeks of unemployment benefits

Washington state's long-term unemployment benefits will decrease by nine weeks next month, state officials announced Wednesday. Full story

German unemployment rises to 6.8 percent in July

Germany's unemployment rate rose to 6.8 percent in July due to seasonal factors such as the start of the summer holiday period, but the labor market in Europe's biggest economy remained solid, official data showed Wednesday. Full story

Vermont gets grant for self-employment aid program

Unemployed Vermont residents who want to start their own businesses could get some help thanks to a federal grant. Full story

First fall in euro zone unemployment points to muted recovery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The number of people out of a job in the euro zone has fallen for the first time in more than two years, the latest sign the bloc may make a muted recovery from recession later this year. Full story

Analysis: France asks Hollande: recovery - what recovery?

PARIS (Reuters) - Facing TV cameras on the sun-dappled lawn of the Elysee Palace earlier this month, Francois Hollande berated the French for their notorious pessimism and told them a long-awaited economic recovery had already arrived. Full story

Euro zone unemployment falls for first time in two years

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The number of people unemployed in the euro zone fell for the first time in more than two years in June, the latest sign that the bloc's economy may be pulling out of recession, while inflation held steady in July, fuelled by spending on food. Full story

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  Can you the UK create more high-wage jobs?

Shadow Chancellor in the U.K., Ed Balls, joins Morning Joe to discuss teaming up with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers in a plan to help create more "high-wage" jobs in Britain.

  Good news for post-9/11 veterans: your unemployment rate is down

The latest jobs report showed that unemployment among post-9/11 veterans is down from 11.7% to 7.2% in just six months. Karen Finney highlights what this means, and what steps we need to take to ensure continued progress, with Vivian Greentree and Pamela McBride.

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