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    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...
    A ‘gobsmacking number of students in need aren’t applying to college. Are we missing an entire generation? Ethiopia: After CNN reveals Tigray massacre UN rights chief says war crimes may have been committed Millions of workers filed for unemployment benefits in March 2020 as the Covid pandemic upended the labor market. They will soon reach the end...
    March 4, 2021 10:55 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the United States (US) rose last week to 745,000, compared with 730,000 requests the previous week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. It is less than expected after the devastating winter storm in Texas. What’s more, the data is...
    Bloomberg Europe on the verge of sanctioning Russia for jailing Navalny (Bloomberg) – European Union governments would issue sanctions against Russia on Monday over the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, two diplomats familiar with the matter said. Punitive measures are unlikely to target Russian tycoons, such as they have sought out Navalny and his allies, because some of the...
    February 11, 2021 4:29 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The number of applications for unemployment benefit in the United States (USA) fell last week to 793,000, a decrease of 19,000, compared to 812,000 requests the previous week as the layoff of workers persists during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This figure had...
    January 21, 2021 11:05 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The weekly number of applications for unemployment benefits in the United States fell to 900,000 the week ended January 16, compared with 926,000 procedures in the first week of January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. The average number of requests in four weeks, a measure that...
    January 14, 2021 10:56 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The weekly number of applications for unemployment benefit in the United States (USA) rose to 965,000 last week, the highest since mid-August, compared to 787,000 in the previous. This was reported on Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. The average number of...
    Unemployed Louisiana residents have begun receiving an additional $300 in weekly benefits provided by the federal government, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said Monday. The LWC has distributed about $7 billion to nearly 700,000 Louisianans since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the commission said. Most of that money has consisted of federal dollars, although the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund...
    Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it is offering free and weekly at-home COVID-19 testing for all its U.S. employees and plans to expand the benefit globally during the next year. A Google spokesman said the company had rolled out the benefit this week for all 90,000 U.S. employees, with the initiative guaranteeing them a weekly, at-home nasal swab...
    More On: google Google wins EU antitrust approval for $2B Fitbit deal Latest Google antitrust lawsuit accuses it of ‘unlawful’ union with Facebook Google could be hit with second antitrust suit this week FTC investigating privacy and data collection at top tech giants Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it is offering free and weekly at-home COVID-19 testing for...
    (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday is offering free and weekly at-home COVID-19 testing for all its U.S. employees and plans to expand the benefit globally during the next year. A Google spokesman said the company had rolled out the benefit this week for all 90,000 U.S. employees, with the initiative guaranteeing them a weekly, at-home nasal swab...
    A key measure of US unemployment is based on flawed data and payments to many jobless Americans have not been enough to keep them out of poverty during the pandemic, a government watchdog said on Monday.  The Labor Department publishes weekly figures on benefit applications - but the General Accountability Office (GAO) says these are distorted because the historic number...
    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. The Government Accountability Office said in a report Monday that the Labor Department’s weekly report...
    Millennials used to like democracy. Now, most dont trust it, a Cambridge study suggests. British supermarket chain launches frozen chicken nugget into space to celebrate anniversary This comic was $2 short of getting Trumps $300 weekly unemployment benefit. Now, he’s on the edge of financial ruin The Trump administration's Lost Wages Assistance program paid an extra $300 in...
    Colton Harpie gets $98 a week, before taxes, in unemployment benefits from California. He was ineligible for a temporary $300 weekly boost in aid.Colton Harpie These days, Colton Harpie, a stand-up comic in San Diego, can't help but recall the late George Carlin's observations about American rights. Carlin, who peppered his comedy with scathing political and social commentary, quipped that...
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    Democrats and Republicans have been fighting for months over another coronavirus-related economic stimulus package, unable to find agreement on how big the second package should be. The result, of course, is that millions of Americans who need additional economic aid may never receive it. But according to a new study, one benefit included in the first...
    Mitch McConnell acknowledged that there would be no full consensus among Republican senators Republicans were proposing to reduce the amount to $ 200 a week. Photo: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EFE Mitch McConnell, leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, was open Tuesday to support an economic stimulus package that include expanding...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Just as it began in Pennsylvania, the federal government has ended a $300-a-week unemployment benefit. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday the Lost Wages Assistance ended Sept. 5, although Pennsylvania began accepting applications for it the following Sept. 6. Pennsylvania residents who are eligible will get the five weeks of $300 extra pay but they must...
            by Vivian Jones  A federal $300 weekly unemployment benefit will cease after the week ending Sept. 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency informed Tennessee’s Department of Labor & Workforce Development on Friday. Beginning this week, unemployment benefits will include only the benefit amount available through regular state or federal unemployment programs. The federal Lost Wages...
    KLH49 | E+ | Getty Images At least 19 states have begun issuing a $300 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits, after a slow rollout that has left millions of Americans without additional aid for more than a month. The subsidy to jobless benefits is part of a Lost Wages Assistance program the Trump administration created Aug. 8 by executive fiat....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Unemployed Texans will receive, at least, two more $300 weekly payments from the federal Lost Wage Assistance program. The Texas Workforce Commission said it now has received federal funding to pay for the $300 weekly benefit for last two weeks of August. Initially, Texas had only been approved for enough money to pay for first three weeks...
    The number of New Jersey residents who have applied for unemployment benefits has surged to more than 1.5 million since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act gave workers an extra $600 per week, but expired at July’s end. President Trump’s executive order calling for a new $400 weekly benefit was signed last month. Gov. Murphy then applied...
      Unemployed Minnesotans who are eligible can begin receiving an extra $300 per week by the end of this week or early next week under the Lost Wages Assistance Program. It’s a little different than the $600 subsidy for unemployment from earlier in the pandemic which ended in July. Here’s a primer on how it works. Who’s eligible to receive...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The federal government approved West Virginia’s application for funding to provide additional unemployment benefits to residents, Gov. Jim Justice said Friday. Those unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic will receive an additional $400 per week, with the federal government providing $300 and the state $100, Justice said. The governor’s office also said a 40-year-old South Central...
    Whether or not you believe the now-expired $600 weekly unemployment benefit was overly generous or not, like stimulus checks, they allowed more Americans to spend money. But even without the enhanced unemployment benefit, Americans are still reaching for their wallets in stores, restaurants and auto dealerships, data show. In July, personal spending rose by 1.9%, the government said Friday....
    Unemployed Tennesseans could see an additional $300 federal weekly unemployment benefit by the end of this week or early next, Department of Labor and Workforce Commissioner Jeff McCord said Tuesday. The department received about $236 million in grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday to provide an additional $300 weekly benefit to Tennesseans and is processing...
    Approximately 347,700 Texans currently receiving unemployment benefits do not qualify for the additional $300 weekly payments issued by the Trump administration, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Some people do not qualify because they did not indicate on their unemployment filings that they lost work because of the coronavirus pandemic, said Cisco Gamez, spokesman for the Texas Workforce Commission, the...
    One hundred, seventeen House Democrats urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to pass a limited coronavirus relief bill to fund the $600 weekly enhanced unemployment benefit. Over half of the House Democrat conference sent a letter to Pelosi urging her to set a vote for the Worker Relief and Security Act, which continue the $600 weekly benefit. The petitioning Democrats explained...
    By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate rose in July, the state announced on Friday, even as the overall number of people working grew compared to the previous month. The 8.5% jobless rate reflected a large return of North Carolina residents to the workforce last month, as businesses previously under COVID-19 operating restrictions...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency declarations and orders to curb the coronavirus clearly fall within the scope of her legal powers, the Michigan appeals court ruled Friday, rejecting a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led Legislature. The 2-1 ruling upheld a lower judge’s decision but is expected to be appealed to the state Supreme Court. The appellate panel...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan was approved Friday by the federal government to provide an additional $300 weekly benefit to 910,000 unemployed residents. The aid, which is retroactive to Aug. 1, is an addition to the state's regular maximum payment of $362 a week. It will come after a larger supplemental $600 weekly federal benefit...
    Unemployed Kentucky residents enter the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky.John Sommers II/Getty Images States are beginning to mobilize to pay out additional benefits to unemployed workers. Some are paying more than others. President Trump signed an executive measure Aug. 8 that offers a $300 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits....
    Another 1.1 million unemployed U.S. workers filed for government jobless compensation last week, the government’s Labor Department reported Thursday, one week after the weekly total had fallen below a million claims. Last week’s rise in claims suggests that employers are laying off more workers and that the labor market is still showing signs of weakness in states with recent spikes...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose to 1.1 million last week after two weeks of declines, evidence that many employers are still slashing jobs as the coronavirus bedevils the U.S. economy. The latest figures suggest that more than five months after the viral outbreak erupted the economy is still weak, despite recent gains...
    By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will provide its latest snapshot Thursday of the pace of layoffs in the United States, which have declined steadily but remain stuck at a high level with the economy still in the grip of the viral pandemic that erupted in March. The number of applications that were reported last...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will provide its latest snapshot Thursday of the pace of layoffs in the United States, which have declined steadily but remain stuck at a high level with the economy still in the grip of the viral pandemic that erupted in March. The number of applications that were reported last week fell below 1 million after...
    UConn students evicted for pandemic party HelloFresh Is Now Recalling All Of Its Onions In Connection To The Recent Salmonella Outbreak Waiting for that extra $300 weekly unemployment benefit? For thousands, it may never come The federal government approved 11 states to offer a $300 weekly boost to unemployment benefits as of Wednesday.  Thousands of workers in those...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has applied for a grant to provide an additional $300 a week in federal unemployment benefits for state residents who are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday. Those eligible would receive $300 a week in benefits retroactive to the week ending Aug. 1, the governor's office said. To qualify, they...
    Tennessee will apply for a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide an additional $300 weekly unemployment benefit to eligible claimants, Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Jeff McCord said Tuesday. The state will submit the application by the end of the week, McCord said. If approved, the federal grant will fund a weekly $300 Lost Wages Assistance...
    Indians player reportedly threatened to leave the team if teammates who snuck out and violated COVID-19 rules were not banished Can Cats Eat Eggs? (Hopefully, Because Mine Just Did) Arizona residents are among first Americans to receive $300 extra in unemployment benefits ordered by Trump Some 250,000 jobless Arizonians received an extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits on Monday...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Governor Tom Wolf wrote a letter to Congress yesterday, requesting that legislators extend the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. In the letter, Wolf criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to allow supplemental benefits through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “The president’s convoluted and temporary idea will leave families waiting weeks just to...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state saw a decrease in both new weekly and total claims for unemployment benefits. Nearly 1.3 million people have filed claims for unemployment since early March when the pandemic job losses began, and more than 996,000 people who filed initial claims have been paid. To date, the state has paid more than $9.5 billion in...
    WASHINGTON - Another 963,000 unemployed U.S. workers filed for government jobless compensation last week, the government’s Labor Department reported Thursday, but it was the first time since March that the weekly total had fallen below a million claims. For 20 straight weeks, more than a million jobless workers had sought government assistance as the virus unrelentingly attacks communities large...
    Tennessee officials were briefed by the White House on Tuesday afternoon on how the $400 weekly unemployment benefit President Donald Trump ordered Saturday will be executed. The unemployment dollars will be administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and states will be required to apply for funding through a grant process. “We are seeking clarity on things like...
    Americans out of work may only receive a federal boost of $300 per week under President Donald Trump’s extended unemployment benefit plan, CNN reports. According to Department of Labor guidance obtained by CNN, even though Trump signed an executive order stating jobless Americans would receive a boost of up to $400 per week, that total could be less. Americans out...
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