Latest Unemployment insurance News

Wisconsin Republicans seek to tighten unemployment benefits

Jan. 18, 2022 17:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans introduced a package of legislation Tuesday that would tighten eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage, saying the bills are designed to help alleviate what they maintain is a crippling labor shortage in the state. The...

Arizona judge upholds Ducey's cut of extra jobless benefits

Jan. 15, 2022 17:48 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has upheld Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision last year to cut $300 in supplemental monthly unemployment benefits provided by the federal government. Rejecting jobless workers' claims that they were entitled to the extra money, the ruling...

California suspends some disability claims, citing fraud

Jan. 13, 2022 20:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After stealing the identities of death row inmates and even a sitting U.S. senator to make off with billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have now moved on to impersonating doctors to dupe California officials into giving...

U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000 to 230,000

Jan. 13, 2022 09:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November, but still low by historic standards. U.S. jobless claims climbed by 23,000 last week to 230,000, the Department of Labor said Thursday. The four-week...

US jobless claims rise by 7,000, but still low at 207,000

Jan. 06, 2022 09:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, suggesting that the job market remains strong. U.S. jobless claims rose by 7,000 last week to 207,000. The four-week average of claims, which smooths...

Panel to weigh in on lawsuit over inmates' jobless benefits

Jan. 03, 2022 13:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering a lawsuit brought by Maine prison inmates who were denied unemployment benefits for work-release jobs they lost during the pandemic. The 53 prisoners sued after they lost nearly $200,000 in unemployment benefits when the governor...

US unemployment claims drop to 198,000

Dec. 30, 2021 09:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000, more evidence that the job market remains strong in the aftermath of last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 8,000 to 198,000, the Labor Department reported...

Michigan paid $8.5B in fraudulent pandemic jobless claims

Dec. 29, 2021 16:53 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan likely paid about $8.5 billion in fraudulent jobless benefits over a 19-month period during the coronavirus pandemic, far more than previously estimated, according to a report released Wednesday by the state's unemployment agency. The figure, provided...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. Dec. 26, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska has sensible rules for its casinos, new racetracks Casino gambling in Nebraska took a giant step forward earlier this month when the state Racing and Gaming commission unanimously voted to approve rules for...

This Week: Home prices, wholesale stockpiles, jobless claims

Dec. 27, 2021 01:01 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming next week: TRACKING HOME PRICES Low mortgage rates, strong demand and a low supply of available properties are driving U.S. home prices sharply higher. S&P’s CoreLogic...