Latest Unemployment insurance News

Applications for jobless benefits decline last week

Dec. 01, 2022 08:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came back down last week, hovering near levels suggesting the U.S. labor market has been largely unaffected by the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes. Applications for jobless aid fell to...

Business, labor groups agree on $1.8B unemployment debt plan

Nov. 29, 2022 20:11 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois business and labor groups have agreed on a plan to erase a $1.8 billion debt, generated by the wrenching COVID-19 pandemic, in the account that covers unemployment benefits, state officials said Tuesday. The deal leans on surplus funds in the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2022 04:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 20, 2022. Editorial: You promised, governor Kathy Hochul promised transparency. Why are her agencies stonewalling or slow-rolling auditors and the public? Gov. Kathy Hochul should know better than most people about the need...

Unemployment claims rise to 240,000, highest since August

Nov. 23, 2022 08:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level since August but still remains low by historic standards. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that 240,000 people applied for jobless aid last week, up by 17,000 from the week...

German government, opposition reach deal on benefit overhaul

Nov. 22, 2022 08:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties and the main opposition bloc reached a compromise Tuesday that should allow an overhaul of the country's unemployment benefit system — a central policy of Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government — to go ahead in somewhat watered-down form. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 17, 2022 14:51 PM EST

Albany Times Union. November 15, 2022. Editorial: The Child Victims Act provided justice, but not for all The landmark legislation left behind untold numbers of people whose cases aren’t tied to deep-pocketed institutions. The massive judgment awarded...

Fewer Americans file for jobless benefits last week

Nov. 17, 2022 09:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market remains healthy as fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, despite the Federal Reserve's rapid interest rate hikes this year intended to bring down inflation and tighten the labor market. Applications for jobless claims...

German parliament halts jobless benefit reform plan

Nov. 14, 2022 06:42 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament's upper house on Monday halted a proposed reform of the country's unemployment benefit system, a central policy of center-left Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government. Germany's main center-right opposition bloc objects to the overhaul on the grounds...

Slightly more Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

Nov. 10, 2022 09:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits rose slightly last week, but the labor market remains healthy despite job cuts that have begun to spread across industries most affected by soaring interest rates, such as housing and technology. ...

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Nov. 03, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for jobless benefits fell slightly last week with the U.S. job market remaining resilient in the face of rising interest rates and persistent inflation. Unemployment claims for the week ending Oct. 29 fell by 1,000 to 217,000 from 218,000 the previous...