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Fewer Americans file for jobless aid

Jun. 23, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week as the U.S. job market remains robust despite four-decade high inflation and a myriad of other economic pressures. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending June 18 fell to 229,000, a decline of 2,000...

California gets $1.1B back in likely fraudulent benefits

Jun. 21, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About $1.1 billion in unused unemployment benefits returned to California on Tuesday, money state officials said was most likely attempted fraud during the pandemic. The money had been sitting on 780,000 Bank of America debit cards that were never used....

Prosecutors accuse Philly workers of COVID-19 jobless fraud

Jun. 16, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eight Philadelphia government employees lied that they were unemployed in order to recieve pandemic jobless benefits, prosecutors said in announcing criminal charges Thursday. The attorney general's office said the city workers collectively were paid more than...

Fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

Jun. 16, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the U.S. job market remains strong in the face of rising inflation and interest rates. Applications for jobless aid fell by 3,000 to 229,000 for the week ending June 11, down from the previous week's...

Virginia woman sentenced in pandemic benefits fraud scheme

Jun. 15, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman convicted earlier this year of charges connected with a scheme to defraud the U.S. government through fake claims for pandemic unemployment benefits has been sentenced to more than two years in prison, a federal prosecutor said. Marissa Leanna...

This Week: Oracle, Kroger results; Jobless claims

Jun. 13, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: Oracle 4Q Software giant Oracle is expected to report Monday lower earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet forecast the owner of the Java development...

More Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

Jun. 09, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, but the total number of Americans collecting unemployment remains at a five-decade low. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 27,000 to 229,000 for the week ending June 4, the most since mid-January, the...

Fewer Americans apply for unemployment benefits last week

Jun. 02, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week with the number of Americans collecting unemployment at historically low levels. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 200,000 for the week ending May 28, the Labor Department reported Thursday....

Fewer Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

May. 26, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week with the number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits already near five-decade lows. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 8,000 to 210,000 for the week ending May 21, the Labor Department reported...

California adds new jobs as economy shows signs of slowing

May. 20, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California employers added 41,400 new jobs in April, dropping the state's unemployment rate to the lowest its been since the start of the pandemic following 14 consecutive months of growth. The nation's most populous state has now regained more than 91% of...