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US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Sep. 16, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that the spread of the delta variant may have slightly increased layoffs. Applications for jobless aid rose from 312,000 the week before,...

US jobless claims tick up to 332,000, up 20,000 from last week, as delta variant weighs on economy

Sep. 16, 2021 08:39 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims tick up to 332,000, up 20,000 from last week, as delta variant weighs on economy.

US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

Sep. 09, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs. Thursday’s report from the Labor...

US jobless claims drop to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign of strength for a still-rebounding economy

Sep. 09, 2021 08:43 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims drop to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign of strength for a still-rebounding economy.

US jobless claims drop to 340,000, a pandemic low, evidence of strength for a rebounding economy

Sep. 02, 2021 08:34 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims drop to 340,000, a pandemic low, evidence of strength for a rebounding economy.

Federal aid ending for hundreds of thousands in Pennsylvania

Aug. 30, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians will lose federal pandemic unemployment benefits after this week, including an extra $300 per week, an extra 13 weeks of benefits and benefits for the self-employed. Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said...

5 Virginia residents plead guilty in unemployment fraud case

Aug. 28, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — More southwest Virginia residents who prosecutors say conspired with dozens of others to file fraudulent claims for pandemic unemployment benefits have pleaded guilty. Patrick Payne, 43, Randall Johnson, 42, Steven Mullins Jr., 33, Curtis Mullins,...

Maine: Jobless claims fall; transmission high in rural areas

Aug. 27, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Weekly unemployment claims in Maine are continuing to decrease. The Maine Department of Labor said Thursday there were about 200 fewer claims filed last week than the previous week. The agency said about 7,500 weekly certifications were filed last...

US jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 353,000

Aug. 26, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the first time in five weeks even though the economy and job market have been recovering briskly from the coronavirus pandemic. Jobless claims edged up by 4,000 to 353,000 from a...

US jobless claims rise for first time in five weeks, climbing by 4,000 to 353,000

Aug. 26, 2021 08:40 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims rise for first time in five weeks, climbing by 4,000 to 353,000.