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US jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest since October

Jan. 20, 2022 09:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant continued to disrupt the job market. Jobless claims rose for the third straight week — by 55,000 to 286,000, highest since...

California suspends some disability claims, citing fraud

Jan. 13, 2022 20:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After stealing the identities of death row inmates and even a sitting U.S. senator to make off with billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have now moved on to impersonating doctors to dupe California officials into giving...

U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000 to 230,000

Jan. 13, 2022 09:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November, but still low by historic standards. U.S. jobless claims climbed by 23,000 last week to 230,000, the Department of Labor said Thursday. The four-week...

US jobless claims rise by 7,000, but still low at 207,000

Jan. 06, 2022 09:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, suggesting that the job market remains strong. U.S. jobless claims rose by 7,000 last week to 207,000. The four-week average of claims, which smooths...

US unemployment claims drop to 198,000

Dec. 30, 2021 09:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000, more evidence that the job market remains strong in the aftermath of last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 8,000 to 198,000, the Labor Department reported...

Michigan paid $8.5B in fraudulent pandemic jobless claims

Dec. 29, 2021 16:53 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan likely paid about $8.5 billion in fraudulent jobless benefits over a 19-month period during the coronavirus pandemic, far more than previously estimated, according to a report released Wednesday by the state's unemployment agency. The figure, provided...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. Dec. 26, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska has sensible rules for its casinos, new racetracks Casino gambling in Nebraska took a giant step forward earlier this month when the state Racing and Gaming commission unanimously voted to approve rules for...

This Week: Home prices, wholesale stockpiles, jobless claims

Dec. 27, 2021 01:01 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming next week: TRACKING HOME PRICES Low mortgage rates, strong demand and a low supply of available properties are driving U.S. home prices sharply higher. S&P’s CoreLogic...

US jobless claims unchanged at 205,000

Dec. 23, 2021 09:10 AM EST

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at a historically low level that reflects the job market's strong recovery from the coronavirus recession last year. Jobless claims remained at 205,000. The four-week average, which smooths...

Woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for $1.5M fraud plot

Dec. 18, 2021 10:39 AM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who pleaded guilty to plotting to defraud the government out of more than $1.5 million in pandemic-related unemployment benefits has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution, federal prosecutors said. Farren Gaddis...