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    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Republican governors don’t need a personal reason to cut off $300 a week in added unemployment aid for 4 million people. Making life harder for people struggling to get by is the Republican way. But some of the Republican governors who’ve announced they’re opting their states out of the federal unemployment supplement do have that...
    Today, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced it has processed 4,828,381 regular unemployment insurance (UI) claims since March 21, 2020, more than the last 10 years prior to the pandemic combined (4.8 million). In addition to a high number of claims, the GDOL is combatting unemployment insurance fraud on...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped another 0.2 percentage points to reach 4.3 percent in April. In April, the labor force was up 11,336 to reach a total of 5,172,407, and was up by 186,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. Georgia’s employed residents in April saw an increase of 22,222, reaching a total of 4,951,267, and was...
                        Officials with the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported this week that exactly 99.4 percent of all eligible claimants with a benefit year beginning in March 2020 until the present day who have requested a payment have received one. COVID-19 broke out in the United States around March 2020. GDOL officials are...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 9,500 unemployment claims were filed last week in Maryland. According to the state’s Department of Labor, 9,514 unemployment insurance claims were filed during the week ending on April 17. That’s down from 10,314 the previous week. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TOTAL CLAIMS...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 12,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed last week in Maryland, according to numbers released by the state’s Department of Labor Thursday. According to the state, 12,280 unemployment claims were filed the week ending on March 27. That’s down more than half from the previous week when 25,996 claims were filed. Some 719,000 people applied...
    Despite a decline in initial claims for unemployment benefits under state-run programs, the total number of Americans receiving some form of unemployment compensation rose 733,862 to nearly 19 million, data from the Department of Labor showed Thursday. Both new claims and ongoing claims in traditional unemployment programs dropped on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Thursday’s jobless claims release. But the...
    Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) paid over 450,000 Georgians last week more than $265 million in unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, totaling almost $18.5 billion since March 21, 2020. As of the week ending February 13, Georgia has paid more than 95% of all claimants eligible for...
    New York (CNN Business)The American jobs crisis is escalating again.Another 965,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis in the United States last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.That was substantially higher than the previous week, in which 784,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits.Weekly first-time jobless claims are stuck at an uncomfortably high level. In late...
    Colorado had a significant increase in new unemployment claim filings last week compared to the week prior, an increase the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) attributed in part to fraud. In all, 41,439 new unemployment claims were filed the week ending Jan. 2, up from 25,360 new claims filed the week ending Dec. 26. CDLE attributed the...
    New York (CNN Business)Another 787,000 Americans filed first-time claims for jobless benefits during the Christmas week, factoring in seasonal adjustments, the Labor Department reported Thursday.It marked a decrease from the prior week. Overall, unemployment claims remain elevated well above historic norms, signaling ongoing pain in the job market during the coronavirus pandemic.In addition to regular jobless claims, another 308,262 workers...
    As the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) anticipates a decision on the future of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress continues to debate the specifics of funding allocation and program timeframes. On Dec. 31, 2020, all federal CARES Act unemployment insurance (UI) programs are scheduled to...
    On December 26, 2020, all federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs signed into law with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are slated to end for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. The law signed on March 27 included additional unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19...
    New York (CNN Business)The expanded unemployment benefits that were created by the CARES Act in the spring are slated to expire at the end of this month unless Congress acts. That means millions of Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic could struggle to make ends meet.This may include gig workers and the self-employed, who don't qualify for...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal program that had extended unemployment benefits for an extra 13 weeks in Kansas will stop next month just as new COVID-19 restrictions could lead to more furloughs and layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor informed the state labor agency that the Kansas unemployment levels had fallen below the eligibility threshold for the Extended Benefits...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Colorado saw a rise in unemployment claims in the last week. Over 9,10 Coloradans filed regular initial unemployment claims. That up more than 2,000 from the week before. The state labor department is encouraging employers who are reducing their workforce to explore assistance programs. The Work-Share Program gives employers an alternative to laying off employees. It allows companies...
    Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), established under the March Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has provided almost $1.7 billion in benefits to over 323,000 Georgians during the pandemic. PUA provides unemployment benefits to those who are not usually eligible for regular state benefits, but lose work, through no...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced last week that Georgians have received more than $15 billion in unemployment insurance benefits since March of this year, more than the past 27 years combined. Last week, the GDOL dispersed almost $173 million in benefits, which included $67 million in regular unemployment...
    AS Congress continue their talks over an agreement on the next stimulus package, millions of Americans still remain collecting unemployment benefits. The average time out of work is now over five months, almost one in five have been unemployed for six months or more. 6Millions of Americans continue to collect unemployment benefits as a result of the coronavirus pandemicCredit: EPA...
    New York (CNN Business)The pace of America's jobs recovery continues to slow. Another 840,000 workers filed for initial unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.That was down from 849,000 in the previous week.California has halted the processing of its initial claims for a second-straight week to work on its benefit backlog and...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People who exhaust 39 weeks of unemployment benefits in Michigan are eligible for up to 20 weeks of additional payments, the state announced. The federal extended benefits program kicked in because Michigan has had an unemployment rate of 8% or higher for three straight months during the coronavirus pandemic, the Unemployment...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado economy received some much-needed good news on Thursday. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced Thursday the lowest number of unemployment claims since the pandemic hit. (credit: CBS) For the week ending August 29th, the state reported 5,837 regular initial claims. That is the lowest number of new regular claims since COVID-19 in mid-March....
    Michigan reaches $600M deal in Flint water crisis, attorney says Burger King prints customers orders on face masks so diners can avoid mask mumbling Unemployment claims: American initial jobless claims rocket above 1 million again Another 1.1 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis last week, dashing economists' hopes for a second-straight week...
    President Donald Trump signed four executive orders on Saturday to stimulate the economy, following the collapse of negotiations between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. One of them expands the program of additional unemployment benefits, which recently expired and consisted of the delivery of $ 600 a week to the unemployed. Trump announced that the aid would go from $...
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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some Marylanders may qualify for an additional 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits, the state’s labor department said Friday. In order to qualify, people need to have exhausted both the regular 26-week unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of benefits through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that it has paid more Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits than ever previously paid. Payments of almost three times the amount in all of 2019 were issued to claimants during the short holiday week. Over $8.5 million in regular state and federal UI benefit payments were made during the week preceding Independence Day...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced recently that they have paid more than $7.5 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits to claimants across the state over the course of 15 weeks.  This includes payments in regular state UI and federal Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). The GDOL has issued...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. More than 42 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic shut down virtually all nonessential businesses in the U.S. The massive scale of rapid closings resulted in a flood of questions about regular unemployment insurance, as well the temporary unemployment programs implemented as part of the CARES Act. We’ve collected...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced this weeek they have processed over 2.7 million regular UI initial claims in the past 14 weeks, more than the last seven years combined.  Of the processed claims, over one million were identified as valid claims with enough wages to establish a claim and 91% have been issued a payment. Based on seasonally...
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