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    CHICAGO (CBS) — It took more than a month-and-a-half to get Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program benefit payments into the pockets of Illinoisans who desperately needed the money, making the state among the slowest in the nation. A new U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General audit found that in Illinois it took an average of 48 days to...
                        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...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three Pittsburgh residents are charged with pandemic-related fraud. READ MORE: Applications Available For $847M In Rental, Utility Assistance Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday that Linda Slade, Dr. Rochelle Oaks and Keith Brown are accused of conspiring to provide false information on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance applications and fraudulently submit claims on behalf of...
    DENVER (CBS4)– While the unemployment situation is dire across the country, Colorado’s disbursement of unemployment money appropriated by the Continued Assistance Act was slower than many other states. (credit: CBS) That’s because the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment took on a major technology upgrade in January that stalled hundreds of thousands of extended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, payments...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — This week marks one year since the bottom fell out of Illinois’ job market because of the pandemic. On March 16, 2020, weekly jobless claims jumped from 10,000 to more than 114,000, after Gov. JB Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order. Now, the Morning Insiders have obtained hundreds of internal emails circulating at the time in Illinois Department...
    March 5, 2021 10:47 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The unemployment rate in the United States (USA) fell 0.1 percentage points to 6.2% in February. This was reported this Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In the second month of the year 2021, the US economy created 379,000 jobs. The figure is higher than the...
    (CNN)Laid-off workers will be allowed to turn down jobs they think are too risky because of Covid and continue to collect unemployment benefits, under guidance issued by the US Department of Labor Thursday.Bidens First 100 Days White House lifts Trump order that temporarily banned certain immigrant visas during pandemic Miscalculating Sinema and Manchin could end up costing Biden Lawyers...
    DENVER (CBS4) – There’s some hopeful news for the hundreds of thousands of Coloradans still waiting to receive Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, payments. Administrators with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment say Phase Two of the PUA rollout plan will start Saturday. That means claimants who had exhausted their previous benefits will now receive more unemployment money from...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Beginning today, unemployed Pennsylvanians can start applying for some much-needed relief. The program will allow people to file for unemployment for nearly three additional months. As part of the federal CARES Act extension, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance began again and today, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation returned. RELATED: Extension of Unemployment Benefits To Resume In Pennsylvania...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced Friday that payments through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program are resuming. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance helps workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and do not qualify for other unemployment compensation. These type of worker includes: Gig workers Freelancers Self-employed workers...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is working to complete the requirements for the extension of benefits for the programs included in the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. For those claimants who received a weekly benefit payment for week...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — New unemployment and pandemic assistance claims in Nebraska dropped slightly last week, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. The department said it received 2,680 new unemployment claims and 284 pandemic unemployment assistance claims during the week that ended Saturday. Those numbers are down by a total of 65 from the previous week. State officials said...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Help could soon be on the way for young workers unemployed because of the pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz is holding a roundtable Monday afternoon with a group of high school students. He’s urging student workers to apply for unemployment assistance if they’ve been laid off due to the pandemic. The roundtable is slated for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Minnesota High School students who lost their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic could now make up some of those lost wages. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that high school students who were laid off due to the pandemic will now be be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. The decision will make $14 million to...
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced one-time $1,200 stimulus payments for some Washington, D.C., residents financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference on Monday. "We will invest a portion of our CARES Act [funding] to provide a round of local stimulus," Bowser said. "With Pandemic Unemployment Assistance set to expire at the end of this month, D.C. government will be providing ... a $1,200 one-time...
    White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow called Friday's jobs report further evidence of a "V-shaped" recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, despite the numbers falling short of expectations. The U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs in November, far below the 469,000 jobs economicsts predicted, though the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent. "Jobs are the toughest nut," Kudlow said on "The Daily Briefing." "We've lowered...
    (CNN)Millions of jobless people may not be receiving the full payments they are owed, a government watchdog report released Monday found.Also, the weekly Department of Labor report on unemployment claims is not providing an accurate estimate of the number of Americans claiming benefits during the pandemic, according to the US Government Accountability Office. That's because of backlogs in processing a...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Glitches, data leaks, and long waits for help – for months, we’ve uncovered issue after issue with the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which was set up specifically for gig workers during the pandemic. On Thursday night, we uncovered new information about that program – with CBS 2’s Tara Molina learning thousands who are active in...
    First-time claims for unemployment insurance continued their decline last week, hitting another pandemic-era low in a sign that the labor market is gradually improving. The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims hit 709,000 for the week ended Nov. 7, down from 757,000 the week before. This marked the fourth consecutive week that the total declined from the previous period,...
    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...
    More than 3 million Californians are expected to receive lost wages assistance payments by the end of this week, after the state's employment development department took two weeks to tackle "fraud" and "reduce" their backlog.The payments will be sent to qualifying residents who previously collected regular unemployment insurance or pandemic emergency unemployment.The payments will be in the form of a...
    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....
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as the housing market, auto sales and other segments of the economy rebound from a springtime collapse. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of people seeking jobless aid last week dropped by 98,000...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Weekly unemployment numbers come out later this morning, just in time for yet another CBS 2 story about the Illinois Department of Employment Security. We’re Working for Chicago, with reporting that won’t stop until we find answers about unemployment fraud that viewers continue to tell us about. The Morning Insiders are discovering just how rampant the scams...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Inmates and their accomplices illegally filing for and receiving an average of $10,000 each in pandemic assistance is happening on a massive scale. KDKA has learned that this scheme is being perpetrated not only by inmates in Pennsylvania but all across country. U.S Attorney Scott Brady says it could deprive taxpayers of billions. “I think we’re talking...
    BOSTON (CBS/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 employers are still cutting large numbers of 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...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Fewer people filed new claims for unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in Massachusetts last week, according to the latest federal numbers. Nationwide fewer Americans applied for jobless aid, though the country still saw a staggering 1.2 million new applications. Massachusetts reported 15,218 new unemployment claims. That’s about 4,400 fewer than the previous week. The number of people...
    Washington is poised to clear its months-long backlog of unemployment claims on Friday as the deadline to extend the federal boost to unemployment benefits passes. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday during a press conference that the Washington Employment Security Department will most likely process the last of the state's unemployment claims initially filed in March. "As you know...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Pennsylvanians struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic still have an option to receive unemployment benefits. Roughly 30 million Americans have been receiving a federal $600 unemployment benefit since the early days of the pandemic. While Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ends today, the state is providing assistance through other programs. Under the Departments of Labor & Industry...
    A death will occur on Friday, July 31: the death of the weekly $600 federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance checks that have helped out-of-work Coloradans make it through the past four months, as businesses, especially in the hospitality industry, have closed or operated at partial capacity. So a mock funeral procession is happening at 12:30 p.m. today (Friday, July 24) to...
    New York (CNN Business)Millions of American jobs have come back since the great lockdown in March and April, but millions of workers still need government benefits to make ends meet.Another 1.3 million people filed first-time claims for unemployment aid last week, according to the Department of Labor.Weekly jobless claims have been falling for more than three months since their peak...
    BOSTON (CBS) — There was little change to the unemployment situation in Massachusetts last week. The latest federal numbers show the state reporting 29,671 new claims for benefits, a drop of 740 from the previous week. Massachusetts also reported a slight drop in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims, with 14,131 last week compared to 15,892 from the week before. That program...
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