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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

Sep. 23, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily. Thursday's report from the...

US jobless claims tick up to 351,000 from near a pandemic low as delta variant hangs over a rebounding economy

Sep. 23, 2021 08:39 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims tick up to 351,000 from near a pandemic low as delta variant hangs over a rebounding economy.

Review paints dire picture of Virginia employment commission

Sep. 20, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A year and a half into the coronavirus pandemic, the Virginia Employment Commission is still swamped with backlogged claims, its call centers are underperforming and serious staffing problems persist, according to a scathing interim report the state’s legislative...

Kansas passed on earlier plan to upgrade unemployment system

Sep. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A software company urged Kansas to uprade its computer system for handling claims for unemployment benefits but the state didn't heed that advice five years before a flood of fraudulent claims across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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...