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                        The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported the lowest number of initial Florida unemployment claims since the week that ended March 14th, 2020. According to the DOL, the week that ended June 5 recorded an estimated 5,800 initial unemployment claims, which is down from a revised number of...
                      by Bruce Walker  Michigan reported 11,079 new unemployment claims for the week ending May 22, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest unemployment figures released Thursday. The DOL notes 2,727 fewer Michigan workers filed for unemployment last week than the previous week’s 3,582 new claims. Meanwhile, 117,947 continuing state jobless claims...
    The U.S. jobs market edged closer to its pre-pandemic self last week as initial jobless claims totaled just 406,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. While that level is still well above the norm before Covid-19 struck last March, it is the closest to the previous trend since the crisis began. In a separate report, the Commerce Department left its initial...
    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...
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment continues to decline each week, a sign that layoffs are easing as the U.S. economy rebounds from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 444,000 workers filed for jobless aid in the week ended May 15, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. That's a decrease of 34,000 from the previous week and...
                        As the number of vaccinated Floridians continues to rise and businesses opening back up to pre-pandemic levels of operation, the number of unemployment claims for first-time applicants has continued to trend down based off the numbers given by the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the U.S. Department...
                        In Florida, where Governor DeSantis recently lifted the COVID-19 restrictions, unemployment claims are headed down. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, for the week that ended May 1, 2020, there were approximately 18,355 first-time unemployment claims in Florida and 116,304 unemployment claims by individuals who had already...
    The number of U.S. workers filing for jobless aid fell to another pandemic-era low last week, a sign the economy continues to strengthen. Some 498,000 people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said. That's a drop of 92,000 from the prior week and the lowest weekly number since March 14, 2020. Another 101,000 people applied for...
                        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...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the number of jobs and employment numbers were up in every metropolitan statistical area (MSA) from February to March of 2021. The unemployment rate was down over the month in every MSA. For March, the unemployment rate was down and the...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percentage points to reach 4.5 percent in March while the state saw a significant increase in the number of jobs.  “March is yet another month where we have seen job growth throughout the state,” said Labor...
    Unemployment claims in California plunged to their lowest level in three months, an improvement that arrived at the same time as a new blunder by the state labor agency that blocked payments to nearly 200,000 workers. California workers filed 69,900 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on April 10, which represented a sharp drop of 75,600...
    Unemployment claims in California fell below 100,000 for the first time since late February, according to a U.S. Labor Department report Thursday. California workers filed about 95,900 first-time claims for unemployment during the week that ended March 20, a decline of 13,400 from the claims filed the week before. Initial unemployment claims had been above 100,000 during all but four...
    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...
    A backlog of unemployment benefits requests filed by California workers remains stuck at well over 1 million claims, a brutal reminder of the economic woes that the coronavirus has unleashed. For more than a month, the bottleneck of unemployment claims in California has topped the grim benchmark of 1 million workers who are stuck in the claims logjam, according to...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New claims for state unemployment insurance in Maine have dipped below 2,000 for the first time in months. The Maine Department of Labor recorded about 1,700 initial claims for state unemployment insurance for the week that ended Feb. 27. The number hadn't been below 2,000 since November. The labor department said it's also continuing to investigate...
    Initial unemployment claims in California dropped last week and remained well below 100,000 claims for the second straight week, federal labor officials reported. The report from the U.S. Labor Department could hint at a possible turning point for California’s ailing job market, which has been sickly since coronavirus-linked business shutdowns ordered by state and local government officials began nearly a...
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Senate tentatively endorsed a bill on Monday to eliminate a six-year statute of limitations for victims of child sexual assault to pursue civil action against perpetrators — an effort lawmakers have struggled with for years. The bipartisan bill faces a third and final vote Tuesday before moving to the House. Colorado has no statute of limitations...
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Senate tentatively endorsed a bill on Monday to eliminate a six-year statute of limitations for victims of child sexual assault to pursue civil action against perpetrators — an effort lawmakers have struggled with for years. The bipartisan bill faces a third and final vote Tuesday before moving to the House. Colorado has no statute of limitations...
    According to a US Department of Labor report, Georgia ranks 22nd in the nation in timeliness for all first payments for initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims while ranking first among the top 22 states for number of claims processed. Georgia reports releasing first payments to 75.5% of claimants with initial...
    LUKE Shaw faces an FA charge - despite withdrawing his claims that referee Stuart Attwell refused to give Manchester United a penalty because of the reaction it would cause. Shaw talked himself into hot water in the aftermath of United’s goalless draw at Chelsea. 4Luke Shaw is facing an FA probe over his remarks about referee Stuart AttwellCredit: Getty Images...
    THOMAS TUCHEL claims he feared Chelsea didn't trust his managerial abilities after offering him an 18-month contract. The German boss penned the relatively short-term deal in January replacing the sacked Frank Lampard. 3Thomas Tuchel claims he feared he wasn't trusted by the Chelsea boardCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS His contract reportedly has the option for an extra year extension should...
    Unemployment claims in California have skyrocketed to their highest level in more than a month, officials reported Thursday, a grim sign that coronavirus-linked business shutdowns continue to weaken the state’s frail job market. California workers filed 158,600 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended on Feb. 13, up 20,660 from the 137,940 jobless claims filed the week of...
    New York (CNN Business)Another 861,000 workers filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, according to seasonally adjusted data released Thursday from the Labor Department.It was nearly 100,000 claims more than economists had predicted, as well as an increase from the week before -- which was also revised higher.America's jobs recovery has really lost steam and last week's...
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeSource: The New York Stock Exchange Stock futures were mostly flat on Wednesday evening ahead of the release of a key indicator for the job market. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 10 points, or less than 0.1%. Those for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq...
    California’s frail job market, battered by nearly one year of coronavirus-linked business shutdowns, has suffered a fresh setback with a sharp increase in initial filings for unemployment benefits, a new government report shows. Workers in California filed 132,800 initial claims for unemployment for the week that ended on Feb. 6, a jump of 23,600 claims from the week that ended...
    New York (CNN Business)America's unemployment crisis shows no signs of letting up.Another 793,000 American workers filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor.Jobless claims continue to be stubbornly high: That was a higher number than in the previous week and more than economists had expected. On top of regular state...
    The number of Americans filing initial unemployment claims fell by 33,000 last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. The figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 779,000 for the week ending Jan. 30, a drop of 33,000 from the previous week's revised level. That level was revised down by 35,000, from 847,000 to 812,000. The four-week moving average was...
    Q4 GDP report: The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4% in the final quarter of 2020 Why AstraZeneca and Europe are fighting over vaccines U.S. Jobless Claims Fell by More Than Expected Last Week (Bloomberg) -- Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell last week, signaling that job cuts may be easing after rising in December...
    A sign “Temporarily Closed” is seen in front of a store amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 14, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) Initial claims for unemployment benefits filed by U.S. workers last week rose to the highest level since August, and new filings in Maryland and Virginia jumped sharply. Initial claims in the District...
    As expected, applications for initial unemployment benefits rose in the week ending Jan. 9, to 1.25 million, the Department of Labor reported Thursday. The numbers had fallen below a million the previous week for the first time in the 42 weeks since the response to the coronavirus pandemic crippled large parts of the economy and sent millions into the jobless ranks. Last...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) issued over $130 million last week to Georgians in regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), State Extended Benefits (SEB), and Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) payments.  The total issued included payments to almost 167,000...
    A worker, right, hands out paper unemployment applications after a batch of applications in English were brought in, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Babcock Park in Hialeah, Florida. For the first time in 42 weeks, the Labor Department reports, initial claims for unemployment benefits fell below a million in the week ending Jan. 2. Applications for regular state benefits were...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of Iowans filing initial unemployment claims rose slightly last week, the Iowa Workforce Development said Thursday. The agency said 7,644 initial unemployment claims were filed for the week ending on Saturday, an increase of 373 over the prior week. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims rose by 804, to 38,296, the agency...
    California’s feeble economy ended a brutal 2020 on a bleak note with a new jump in unemployment claims amid widening worries about the spread of the coronavirus and relentless business shutdowns to battle the deadly bug. Initial claims for unemployment benefits in California totaled 167,600 for the week that ended Dec. 26, an increase of about 9,000 from the 158,700...
    Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky.John Sommers II/Getty Images The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time unexpectedly fell last week, marking its second straight decline. Initial jobless claims declined by 19,000 to 787,000 in the week ending Dec....
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The number of backlogged unemployment claims is growing despite the Employment Development Department’s new identity verification tool. The ID.me system was supposed to decrease fraud and the EDD backlog by reducing manual identity verification and automatically verifying 90% of legitimate applicants. Instead, the backlog of initial unemployment claims has nearly doubled in the last month from a...
    The backlog of unemployment claims that state government officials have failed to pay to people who have lost their jobs in California is rising again, grim tidings for workers to ponder ahead of the Christmas holiday. As of Dec. 16, an estimated 683,200 California workers were trapped in a bureaucratic limbo created by the state Employment Development Department, which has...
    New weekly jobless claims jumped to 885,000 in the week that ended December 12, the Department of Labor said Thursday. The prior week’s initial claims number was revised up to 862,000 from the initial estimate of 853,000. Economists had forecast a decline in claims to 806,000, according to Econoday. Jobless claims can be volatile week to week so many economists prefer to...
    Initial claims for unemployment rose by more than 38 percent last week in New York, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor. New York reported 63,391 first-time claims for the week that ended on Saturday; that was up from the 45,863 the week prior. Nationally, there were 947,504 initial claims last week, up nearly 32...
    With the tightest coronavirus-related health restrictions since the spring facing much of California, the state last week saw the largest jump in unemployment claims since late March. California’s initial jobless filings rose by 47,454 to 177,837, according to the Department of Labor’s weekly report, the state’s largest weekly increase in claims since the week of March 28. The bump effectively...
    A person wearing a protective mask walks past a store for lease in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2020.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week at the highest level in three months, signaling deepening job loss as a raging coronavirus pandemic continues its assault on the economy and Congress continues work on another...
    Almost six million Americans filed a 'continued claim' for state unemployment insurance in mid-November, almost exceeding pre-pandemic records.  The 5.9million who have collected and applied for unemployment benefits still exceed any historical precedent, showing the many workers are still struggling nine months after the country first went into lockdown for the pandemic.    'The numbers we're looking at now are [far...
    Spencer Platt | Getty Images The number of Americans collecting and applying for unemployment benefits is hovering near pre-pandemic records. By some measures, the figure still exceeds any historical precedent. The volume reflects deep and sustained pain for workers, nearly nine months after the health and economic crisis began. "The numbers we're looking at now are [far higher than] anything...
    New unemployment claims rose in the week ending on Nov. 21 as some states have begun to institute tighter restrictions on the economy as a means to curb the spread of COVID-19 around the holidays. Seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims for the week were 778,000, which is an increase of 30,000 from the previous week. The four-week moving average...
            by Bruce Walker  Like much of the rest of the country, Michigan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases and a proportional increase in unemployment as drastic shut-down measures are taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Michigan experienced a 64.46% increase in new unemployment claims last week. According to data released Wednesday by...
    Trump administration rejects massive Alaska mining project LSU says probe into handling of sexual misconduct complaints to be done by February Dow Falls Below 30,000; Salesforce Down on Report of Slack Interest Stocks were mostly lower Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed at record highs, and following weekly jobless claims...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Initial claims for unemployment compensation in Ohio are continuing to rise. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services oversees unemployment claims. The agency said Friday that 21,868 Ohioans filed claims for unemployment for the week ending Nov. 7. That’s a 3% increase from the previous week when 21,263 Ohioans filed claims but nearly 20% higher...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Initial claims for unemployment compensation continue to rise along with the state's number of coronavirus cases, the state reported Friday. For the week ending Nov. 7, 21,868 Ohioans filed claims for unemployment, according to the Department of Job and Family Services. That’s a 3% increase from the previous week when 21,263 Ohioans filed claims but nearly...
    A worker in Hialeah, Fla. hands out unemployment insurance applications in April. It is the 32nd week since millions of Americans began applying for unemployment benefits because of pandemic-induced layoffs as authorities tried to reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus. For the week that ended October 24, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, 751,000 newly jobless workers filed for state unemployment insurance...
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