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    (CBS New York) — Unemployed people in half of America will soon see a big drop in weekly unemployment benefits, if they haven’t already. The federal government has been topping off weekly unemployment checks since the American Rescue Plan passed in mid-March. The extra $300 more than doubles the state benefit in some parts of the country. But in recent...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — California will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has announced. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so...
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week, a sign that layoffs declined and the job market is slowly improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims declined just 7,000 from the previous week to 411,000 for the week ending June 19, with 3.4 million Americans collecting continuing benefits.  The number of weekly applications for unemployment...
    SACRAMENTO (BCN) — A former Stockton resident was sentenced Tuesday to six years and three months in prison for a scheme of mail fraud and identity theft against the California Employment Development Department, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office. Robert Maher, 42, was found guilty of filling at least 72 fraudulent claims for unemployment insurance benefits from November 2010 to...
    More On: Jobs Not clucking around: Fast food chain pays teens $50K amid labor shortage Not lovin’ it: McDonald’s worker rage-quits with sign at drive-thru Some companies are OK with remote workers — unless they’re from this state Jobs stunner: New claims unexpectedly rise for first time since April More than 3.4 million Americans are still on traditional state...
    The number of new applications for unemployment benefits fell 7,000 last week to 411,000 the Labor Department reported on Thursday. The number of new jobless claims represents the number of people who filed for unemployment in the previous week. Thursday’s number was more than forecasters’ expectations of 380,000 new claims. The number is lower than the week before, which...
                        U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-Virginia-06) is co-sponsoring a bill that would provide $180 per week through Labor Day to people who get jobs after being unemployed. The Strengthening Unemployment Programs to Provide Opportunities for Recovery and Training (SUPPORT) for New Workers Act is meant to incentivize people to...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The unemployed workers union held a protest outside the governor’s mansion on Saturday over Gov. Hogan’s decision to end federal unemployment benefits. Earlier this month, the governor said he would end the enhanced unemployment and reinstate work search requirements beginning July 3.  Many leaders and residents have criticized his decision and have urged the governor to reinstate the...
    FREDERIC J. BROWN | AFP | Getty Images Job hunting has been muted in 12 states that opted out of federal unemployment programs in recent weeks, suggesting the policy may not be working as planned, according to a new analysis. The states have ended the pandemic-era benefits — including an extra $300 a week — since June 12, about three...
    (CNN)Citing widespread labor shortages, at least 26 states are ending pandemic unemployment benefits early in an effort to push more people back into the workforce.Are you an employer in one of those states? If so, are you seeing more people apply for open positions? Or are you an unemployed resident in one of those states? Have you changed your job...
    This is a rush transcript from "Your World" June 21, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GERRY BAKER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Thanks, Martha.  More than 440,000 Americans are losing their enhanced unemployment benefits this week, as eight more states shut them down, this as businesses are struggling to find workers as they open...
                      by Bruce Walker  The Michigan House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 4434, which would end the state’s participation in the federal unemployment program. The bill passed Thursday by a 350-49 vote, and now moves to the Michigan Senate. House Republicans rallied hard behind the bill, which would immediately halt the...
    Reporters have become so conditioned to the narrative that the economy right now is defined by labor shortages that when American Airlines announced Monday that it would be canceling hundreds of flights in July, CNN leaped to make it about that: "American Airlines canceling hundreds of flights through mid-July in part due to labor shortages," the headline read, despite the fact...
    Washington (CNN)Maryland has detected over 508,000 new potentially fraudulent unemployment insurance claims since the beginning of May, the state's Department of Labor announced. The new figures released on Monday follow the state's announcement last year that it had uncovered a vast operation using identity theft to commit coronavirus unemployment insurance fraud, after the federal government provided an historic expansion of...
    Over half a million "potentially fraudulent" unemployment claims have been filed in Maryland over the past six weeks, Maryland labor officials said on Monday. Nearly 508,000 of the unemployment claims were flagged officials reported as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) joins 25 other GOP governors who have chosen to end federal unemployment benefits in the state. Hogan reported that nearly 1.3 million...
    A Texas fast food chain is paying teenage managerial workers $50,000 salaries to try and retain talent amid a huge staff shortage partly-blamed on generous COVID handouts.    Layne's Chicken Fingers, based in Texas, has found with many workers reaping the benefits of unemployment checks until September, it has been hard to fill job openings.  It means that staff who would...
    The Louisiana state government reportedly sent over $1 million worth of unemployment benefits to people who have died, a new audit found. The 5,075 total payments, some preventable and some not, went out to 374 deceased people between March 2020 and April 2021, according to a June 16 audit conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, which decided to put...
    Eleven states have now ended the expanded federal unemployment program early in an effort to reinvigorate the labor market. Alabama, Idaho, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming all stopped the program on Saturday, joining Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi, and Missouri to bring the benefits to an early conclusion last weekend. That means about 8% of the total...
                      by Kendall Tietz  Louisiana will be the first Democratic-controlled state to roll back its $300 a week unemployment benefits enacted by federal programs. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill Wednesday that stops the weekly payments on July 31, but raises Louisiana’s maximum jobless benefits to $275, starting in 2022,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Several states, including Indiana, are ending enhanced federal unemployment benefits Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are set to lose their $300 extra benefits. READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Happening Across Chicago At least eight states are opting out of the program that was created in response to the pandemic. READ MORE: Chicago Animal Care To Give Away Free...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — California will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has announced. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so...
                      by Scott McClallen  Michigan business owners say federal $300/week boosted unemployment benefits are exacerbating a worker shortage partly caused by COVID-19 fears. Roy Baldwin, owner of Baldwin’s Smokehouse Barbecue in Buena Vista Township, says COVID-19, rising food prices, and a worker shortage have hit his store hard. Since opening his...
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law a bill that will end federal pandemic unemployment in exchange for a long-term increase in state unemployment benefits. The bill passed last week as the state’s regular legislative session came to a close. House Bill 183 will increase state unemployment payments by $28 a week, starting Jan. 1, up to...
    Nine states will be ending their enhanced unemployment benefits on Saturday, cutting off aid to more than 440,000 out-of-work adults, according to an estimate from the left-leaning Century Foundation. The Republican governors of the states argue that the benefits aren't necessary as the economy recovers, but workers and advocates say the loss of benefits will harm them. The states that...
    SACRAMENTO — California fully reopened its economy this week. Now, key pandemic-era rules about getting unemployment benefits are changing. Here are some details:What is changing? Starting next month, Californians who receive unemployment benefits will have to show that they are looking for work, a requirement that the state waived last year when COVID-19 led to economic upheaval. Claimants for unemployment...
    As New York continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the key concerns moving forward is improving the state’s high unemployment rate. Some are hopeful enforcement of the work search requirement will help drive that number down. With an 8.2% unemployment rate in April, New York is tied with New Mexico with the third-highest rate in the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday that beginning July 11, Californians receiving unemployment insurance will need to actively seek employment in order to keep getting benefits. The federal law requiring people to apply for jobs while on unemployment was temporarily waived during the pandemic due to the historic number of businesses ordered closed. Since March 2020, the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois' unemployment agency says there's a new surge of scams trying to get your personal information.With only 10 weeks of pandemic unemployment payments left, fraudsters are making a cash grab. But they are counting on your to click on suspicious links."Nefarious emails, text messages, social media accounts for imposters, some of whom are posing as the Illinois...
    By Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times With the pandemic waning, Californians who receive unemployment benefits will have to show next month that they are looking for work, a requirement that the state waived last year when COVID-19 led to economic upheaval. Claimants for unemployment benefits must start job hunting on July 11 so they can attest that they are...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday.Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so many businesses...