Latest Jobless claims News

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless claims last week

Jun. 30, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting a robust job market despite rising job cuts in some sectors of the economy that have cooled in recent months. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending June 25 ticked down to...

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....

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...

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...

Occidental Petroleum earns, consumer prices, jobless claims

May. 09, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: PUMPED UP Occidental Petroleum reports its first-quarter results Tuesday. Wall Street expects the oil and gas company returned to a profit in the January-March period...

New VEC issue sent applicants incorrect overpayment notices

May. 06, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A data error triggered during the Virginia Employment Commission's long-delayed transition to a new IT system late last year has resulted in thousands of applicants erroneously being told they were overpaid, the agency confirmed this week. The VEC intends to...

More Americans apply for jobless aid last week

May. 05, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week but the total number of people collecting jobless aid is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims in the U.S. rose by 19,000 to 200,000 for the week ending April 30, the Labor Department...