What you need to know about the new unemployment benefits

Employers and government agencies are scrambling to implement new rules to make it easier for unemployed workers to receive benefits and to reduce job losses.

Some states have already introduced their own regulations to help workers with temporary employment and temporary assignments.

Here’s what you need in the meantime.

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The unemployment rate for November was 5.6 percent.

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Unemployment for the month of November was 6.8 percent.

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In November, 9,829,931 workers were unemployed.

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Nearly two-thirds of those who were unemployed were women and black, the report said.

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While unemployment remains low, it’s up from a year ago, the unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent.

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The number of people who were either working or looking for work dropped.

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The proportion of workers who were in a job that paid at least $10.10 an hour or more fell from 12.7 percent to 11.3.

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The share of people in temporary jobs declined from 24.5 percent to 23.2 percent.

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Nearly one-third of all workers who are unemployed had at least some temporary jobs.

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Nearly half of all the unemployed workers had been working for at least one year.

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The unemployed were disproportionately African-American.