Latest Unemployment insurance News

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.

Worker advocates seek more NC aid as federal benefits expire

Sep. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployed need higher and longer jobless benefits from the state more than ever now that additional federal benefits created during the COVID-19 pandemic expired this month, advocates for workers and the poor said Monday. Several...

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.

Jobless Americans will have few options as benefits expire

Sep. 06, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic support programs for those who are still being hit financially by the year-and-a-half-old coronavirus pandemic. Two critical programs expired on...

Two anchors of COVID safety net ending, affecting millions

Sep. 05, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Taboniar went 15 months without a paycheck, thanks to the COVID pandemic. A housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, the single mother of two saw her income completely vanish as the virus devastated the hospitality industry. ...

Millions to lose jobless aid as claims fall to pandemic low

Sep. 02, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of jobless Americans who have depended on federal unemployment aid as a financial lifeline are about to lose those benefits just as the delta variant of the coronavirus poses a renewed threat to the economy and the job market. Two programs —...

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.

Missouri judge refuses to reinstate federal jobless benefits

Aug. 31, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

A Missouri judge on Tuesday refused to reinstate federal unemployment benefits that were cut in June when Gov. Mike Parson pulled out of several programs, saying the court “would not substitute its judgment” for that of the governor. The ruling by Cole County Circuit...