Latest Unemployment insurance News

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...

More Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

May. 19, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, but the total number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits is at a 53-year low. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 21,000 to 218,000 for the week ending May 14, the Labor Department reported...

Slightly more Americans seek jobless aid last week

May. 12, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for jobless aid ticked up slightly last week but the total number of Americans collecting benefits remained at its lowest level in more than five decades. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 1,000 to 203,000 for the week...

Kentucky to establish mobile unemployment insurance office

May. 12, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will use federal funding to establish a mobile unemployment insurance office to make the program more accessible, officials said. The agency will have the ability to send the mobile office to underserved communities where it can help residents with...

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...

Michigan waives repayment of $431M more unemployment checks

May. 04, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Over 55,000 more claimants won’t have to pay back unemployment overpayments totaling $431 million from the Michigan unemployment agency during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state announced Wednesday. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has to date waived...

667K Minnesota workers to get pandemic 'hero pay' bonuses

May. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some 667,000 Minnesota workers who were on the front lines of the pandemic can expect to claim their $750 bonus checks in 10 to 12 weeks, state officials said Monday. Cabinet commissioners laid out some details as Democratic Gov. Tim Walz held a ceremonial...

Minnesota lawmakers finish deal on unemployment, bonuses

Apr. 29, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature pushed through a bill Friday to give bonuses to workers who were on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic and to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund following months of negotiations. Leaders of the...