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US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low

Jun. 17, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since April despite widespread evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding steadily from the pandemic recession. The Labor Department said...

Employment Department’s domain registration expires

Jun. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Employment Department’s website for posting economic data went away over the weekend, apparently because the state didn’t renew the registration for its domain name. The loss of Oregon’s qualityinfo.org page didn’t affect...

Applications available for $1,500 bonus for taking job

Jun. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Mainers can begin filing for a $1,500 cash incentive for taking jobs during the summer effective Tuesday. The governor announced the Back-to-Work program a day earlier to provide an incentive for people to get to work this summer. Workers who begin...

US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

Jun. 11, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy, held back for months by the coronavirus pandemic, reopens rapidly. Jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 376,000 from 385,000 the week before,...

Washington state: People on unemployment must look for work

Jun. 10, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — State officials say people in Washington collecting unemployment benefits will again be required to actively search for work to keep those benefits, starting July 4. Gov. Jay Inslee had suspended the job-search requirement last spring during the COVID-19...

Gov. names Feek as Employment Security Department head

Jun. 09, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday named Cami Feek as commissioner of the state’s Employment Security Department, which last year temporarily suspended unemployment benefits payments after discovering that criminals had used stolen Social Security numbers and other...

Beshear announces change atop Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Jun. 08, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The longtime state executive who inherited oversight of Kentucky's beleaguered unemployment insurance system during the COVID-19 pandemic is stepping down as labor secretary. Labor Secretary Larry Roberts' retirement, effective at the end of June,...

Initial jobless claims remain at levels seen a year ago

Jun. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — New unemployment figures show that Delaware is among the states still facing challenges in getting people back to work as the country rebounds from the economic effects of the coronavirus. Figures released Thursday show that 5,679 initial unemployment...

US jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low

Jun. 03, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens. The Labor Department reported...

US jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low, as layoffs further slow with economy strengthening

Jun. 03, 2021 09:02 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low, as layoffs further slow with economy strengthening.