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    WASHINGTON - New claims for jobless benefits in the United States continued to fall last week, dropping for the sixth straight week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the world’s biggest economy continues its marked recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.    A total of 376,000 out-of-work employees filed for unemployment compensation, down 9,000 from the revised figure of the...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Marty Walsh sat down for his first congressional hearing as labor secretary before the House Education and Labor Committee Wednesday morning. And while his nomination hearing last March was a love-fest, this was anything but. Republican members zeroed in on their party’s favorite line of attack on the Biden unemployment policies these days, their claim – based...
                        A May survey from the NFIB found that nationally, seasonally-adjusted 48 percent of small businesses reported unfilled job openings for the fourth consecutive month. “Virginia small businesses are having a historically hard time hiring workers and getting back to pre-COVID levels,” NFIB Virginia State Director Nicole Riley said...
    Georgia ranked second in the Southeast Region in April 2021 in paying unemployment insurance benefits to claimants timely behind Mississippi who processes only a quarter of the claims Georgia processes. Georgia ranks second in the nation among the top ten states by population for processing claims in categories less than 21...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki affirmed the right of Republican states to opt out of the enhanced pandemic unemployment program early, even as some Democrats have vowed to fight back. The May jobs report released on Friday fell a bit short of expectations, reigniting concerns among some economists that the expanded benefits, which provide the unemployed $300 on...
    New claims for jobless benefits in the United States dropped for the fifth straight week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the world's biggest economy continues its marked recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.    A total of 385,000 out-of-work employees filed for unemployment compensation, down 20,000 from the revised figure of the week before, the agency said. The figure was...
    FLORIDA has joined the growing list of GOP-led states to no longer accept President Joe Biden's unemployment benefits booster, Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed on Monday. The Sunshine State has now become the 23rd state to stop shelling out the extra $300 per week payment to its jobless residents, joining the likes of Texas, Missouri, Georgia, and South Carolina. 9Ron DeSantis...
    Higher unemployment checks, not school closures and a lack of child care services, are what is keeping American workers from returning to the workforce and "holding back the recovery," Biden-friendly economist Jason Furman says in new economic analysis. The suggestions undercut a major argument being used by the White House and congressional Democrats pushing for the presidents $1.8 trillion American Families Plan.  ...
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday he will consider opting out of federally enhanced unemployment benefits but hasn’t made a decision. Louisiana generally has a maximum weekly unemployment benefit of $247, among the lowest in the nation. The federal government has been supplementing states’ benefits with an extra $300 a week meant to soften the impact of the...
    Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday said Texas would cut off emergency federal unemployment benefits that provide $300 in weekly payments starting June 26. “The Texas economy is booming and employers are hiring in communities throughout the state,” Abbott said, noting that the number of job openings in the state was on par with the number of people receiving benefits. The...
    SALEM, NH (CBS) – Tyler Thomas is in a tough spot at the Salem, New Hampshire pizza restaurant he manages. Business is back to pre-pandemic levels at Stachey’s, but he desperately needs help to meet the demand. “Prior to this I would get three to four applications a week, now it’s three to four a month. It’s tough to fill...
    JOE BIDEN’S $300 unemployment benefit has now been rejected by 11 states, with Republican governors saying “it’s impossible to fill jobs”. Initially, five governors refused the federal coronavirus aid offered by President Joe Biden in their states. 14More than 500,000 unemployed people will lose outCredit: AP 14Joe Biden had offered the money as part of his Covid recovery planCredit: AFP But now six more...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  Alabama will soon cease participating in the federal government’s unemployment insurance program that grants out-of-work Americans an extra $300 per week, the state’s governor said. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the state would withdraw from the coronavirus relief program by June 19, 2021, arguing that the $300 in...
    Luis Alvarez | DigitalVision | Getty Images The April jobs report has ignited controversy over what some see as competing interests: unemployment benefits and returning to work. But there's a way to get both — including the extra $300 a week. "The $300 is what will attract people back to work," Susan Houseman, research director at the W.E. Upjohn Institute...
    Alabama will soon cease participating in the federal government’s unemployment insurance program that grants out-of-work Americans an extra $300 per week, the state’s governor said. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the state would withdraw from the coronavirus relief program by June 19, 2021, arguing that the $300 in additional weekly payments was incentivizing people not to look for jobs....
    Pennsylvania House lawmakers support reinstating work search requirements for unemployment claimants and said loosened regulations will bolster the state’s economic recovery. The Department of Labor & Industry said, however, that the manpower shortage businesses face is not a result of suspended work search requirements or the $300 weekly jobless benefit enhancement approved by Congress in March. “Work search...
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on Congress to end the $300 boost in unemployment aid to encourage workers to return to work in response to Friday's weak employment report. The April jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the economy is adding far fewer jobs than expected, and unemployment rose slightly to 6.1%. This indicates the...
    A help wanted sign is posted at a taco stand in Solana Beach, California.Mike Blake | Reuters The largest business lobbying group in America on Friday blamed a $300-per-week federal jobless benefit for enticing Americans to stay at home and April's far-weaker-than-expected jobs report. "The disappointing jobs report makes it clear that paying people not to work is dampening what...
    Originally Published by: Veterans unemployment rate worsened slightly to start the new year More veterans finding work as unemployment rates drop again Veterans unemployment up in November as national jobless rate falls Thousands of veterans who lost their jobs because of COVID-related challenges can now apply to be part of a new...
    MILLBRAE, Calif. -- This may be the most damning indictment to date of the Employment Development Department since the start of the pandemic. In an exclusive interview, State Senator Scott Wiener called for the agency to be rebuilt because it does not work.He sees people really struggling right now. Many expected their benefits to be extended, but for too many,...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman who acknowledged using U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s name and Social Security number to receive $21,000 in pandemic-related assistance pleaded guilty Monday to stealing unemployment benefits. It was part of nearly $200,000 in unemployment insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits contained in debit cards shipped to the home of Andrea M. Gervais, 44,...
    SACRAMENTO, (AP) — A Northern California woman who acknowledged using U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s name and Social Security number to receive $21,000 in pandemic-related assistance pleaded guilty Monday to stealing unemployment benefits. It was part of nearly $200,000 in unemployment insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits contained in debit cards shipped to the home of Andrea M. Gervais, 44, of...
    People wait in line at a food distribution site in the South Bronx on March 10, 2021 in New York.Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images It's been about a year since millions of Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the early days of the Covid pandemic.   That anniversary seems to be posing administrative issues in some...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he opposes raising Florida’s unemployment benefits, which are some of the nation’s lowest, because he’s more focused instead on getting people back to work. At an event in Lakeland on Friday, the governor also urged people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and said employers need workers to get back to a...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment compensation claims dropped last week to their lowest level in more than a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday, a significant sign that the world’s largest economy is advancing sharply as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.  The government said 576,000 workers filed for benefits last week, down 193,000 from the revised figure of the...
    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks at a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 25, 2021.Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images News | Getty Images A Senate bill introduced Wednesday would broadly reform the U.S. unemployment system, seeking to plug gaps in the safety net for jobless Americans in response to the Covid pandemic and...
    FRESNO (CBS SF) – Two people, including an inmate at a prison in the Central Valley, have pled guilty in connection with a scheme defrauding the California Employment Development Department (EDD) out of $100,000 in COVID-19 unemployment benefits. Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert announced that 51-year-old Jason Vertz of Fresno and 45-year-old Alana Powers, an inmate at the Central California...
    WASHINGTON - New U.S. unemployment compensation claims jumped again last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the recovery from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus remains a work in progress.  The government said 744,000 workers filed for benefits last week, up 16,000 from the revised figure of the previous week. The figure two weeks ago of 658,000...
    WASHINGTON - New U.S. unemployment compensation claims dropped sharply last week to their lowest level in a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the world’s biggest economy appears poised to fight off the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The government said 684,000 workers filed for benefits last week, down 97,000 from the revised figure of the previous...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday launched a new website for victims of unemployment fraud. The website will serve as a clearinghouse for information about unemployment insurance identity theft – including information to help people understand it, and on how and where to report stolen benefits. READ MORE: Have A COVID Vaccine Card? Get A Free...
    Trump wax figure removed from San Antonio museum after customers kept punching and scratching it Judge refuses to delay, move trial of ex-cop in Floyd death (Bloomberg) -- The Internal Revenue Service will automatically process refunds for individuals who paid taxes on their unemployment benefits before Congress passed a law making those payments tax-free, Commissioner Chuck Rettig said. ©...
    Miami : The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to 770,000 in the week ending March 13, a figure that experts interpreted as an indication that layoffs remained high despite a partial reopening of the economy. The weekly report of the Department of Labor that reflected the increase of 45,000 new applications compared to the previous week...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment compensation claims increased again last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the world’s biggest economy continues to struggle to fully recover from the damage wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic.    The government said 770,000 workers filed for benefits last week, up 45,000 from the revised figure of the previous week.    Employers in many...
    MILLIONS of Americans have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic but there is financial support available. Workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own can get unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks or more depending on the state you worked in. 1Millions of Americans have lost jobs due to business shutdowns during...
    New York : None of the stimulus checks issued have been taxed, but in the past the additional unemployment benefit programs introduced by the pandemic were. The federal government has provided weekly payments of up to $ 600 to Americans who lost their jobs, but the money they received it did count as income that had to pay taxes....
    (CNN)Unhappy anniversary, jobless Americans.This week marks a year since the coronavirus pandemic began upending the US economy, costing millions of people their jobs and forcing them onto unemployment benefits.Those who are still out of work could soon start getting notices from their state unemployment agencies advising them that they are approaching their benefit year end date -- which happens 52...
    Vatican, Pope Francis say Catholic Church cant bless same-sex marriages because God cant bless sin The White House is set to launch a $1.5 billion ad campaign to win over vaccine skeptics, report says This time, it’s different. © AFP via Getty Images Unlike the first two COVID-19 stimulus packages, the new $1.9 trillion stimulus package adds tax relief...
    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Mar 11 (.) – The number of Americans filing new jobless claims fell to a four-month low last week as the improving public health environment allows more sectors of the economy to reopen. , which once again sets in motion a recovery in the labor market. Still, full recovery from the deep wounds inflicted by the...
    Bloomberg Maduro-style capitalism reaches Venezuela’s gas stations (Bloomberg) – Welcome to Venezuela’s new gas stations: they feature digital fuel pumps and high-end imported spirits. They are freshly painted bright yellow and red. And in what has become a rarity these days, they have gasoline to sell, but at a price very few can afford.In the past six months, the regime...
    March 11, 2021 10:37 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the United States (USA) fell to 712,000 last week, compared to 754,000 the previous week. This was reported this Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BEA). The average number of requests in 4 weeks, a measure that compensates for...
    The Ministry of Labor announced yesterday the maintenance until the end of April of the current conditions of compensation for short-time working, in order to help companies fight against the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 crisis. A new extension The Minister, Elisabeth Borne, announced to the social partners “the extension of the current rules of support for...
    Senate Democrats voted early Saturday morning to provide a $300 weekly federal unemployment payment into early September—effectively undoing a GOP effort to end those payments in mid-July.  Senators voted 50-49 to add the amendment from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenProgressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks GOP pulling out all the stops to delay COVID-19...
    Moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late on Friday with Senate leaders over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The Senate vote-a-rama had become vote-a-drama earlier on Friday when Democrats put voting on hold as they worked to persuade Manchin to join them on unemployment benefits....
    WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party's showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.The compromise, announced by the West Virginia lawmaker and a Democratic aide, seemed to clear the way for the Senate to begin a climactic, marathon series of...