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U.S. unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused…

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U.S. loses 140,000 jobs in first monthly loss since spring

U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 positions, clear evidence that the economy is faltering as the viral…

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19.5 million Americans remain on unemployment at end of 2020

787,000 Americans filed for initial jobless claims last week, a decline of 19,000 from the previous week and 41,000 fewer unemployment claims than economists had…

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Claims for jobless benefits fall to 787,000, down 19,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 19,000 but remain elevated at 787,000 as a resurgent coronavirus grips the U.S. economy. While at…

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Unemployment benefits lapse with stimulus bill stuck in limbo

Emergency unemployment benefits for millions of Americans lapsed overnight with President Trump and Congress still deadlocked about how much to give people in relief checks as part…

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803,000 Americans file first-time jobless claims in week before Christmas

The U.S. Department of Labor reported 803,000 initial unemployment claims last week, a drop of 89,000 from the week prior. Why it matters: The number…

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Jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose again last week to 885,000 as a resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens the economy’s recovery from…

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2020 was the year the jobs went away. But when will they come back?

Over 22 million jobs disappeared at the start of the pandemic — but only 12 million have so far been recovered. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/2020-was-year-jobs-went-away-when-will-they-come-n1251505 Droolin’ Dog…

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Ocasio-Cortez defends medic in New York Post story who joined OnlyFans to ‘make ends meet’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed the New York Post for a controversial article it published about a paramedic in New York City that said she…

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Fired Amazon worker gets a court hearing over retaliation claims

Amazon workers alleging retaliation over whistleblowing and labor organization will get at least one day in court. BuzzFeed News has learned that the National Labor…

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Almost one-third of small businesses in New Jersey have have closed: report

A third of small businesses in New Jersey have closed down in 2020, according to a report from The Star-Ledger newspaper.”It’s really bad… And without…

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City Without a Pulse

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The boardwalk is empty, the beaches are deserted, and the casinos, though partially reopen, are limping into their fifth month of…

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Jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsens

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as…

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Latest initial weekly jobless claims total 742,000

“With no income, no prospect of further benefits or a job, people will stop spending, putting holiday sales at risk — which would contribute to…

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Facebook’s Content Moderators Have Had Enough

In spite of coronavirus cases continuing to climb around the world, Facebook’s legions of contracted content moderators are still required to work out of offices…

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How coronavirus is reshaping America’s job market

The coronavirus recession is forcing a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. workforce, triggering permanent job losses at an extraordinary rate and forcing millions of Americans…

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Older workers face higher unemployment than younger for first time in 50 years: study

Older workers are facing higher unemployment rates than younger individuals for the first time in half a century, according to a new study released Tuesday…

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Uganda’s ‘taxi divas’ rise from COVID-19’s economic gloom

Uganda latest ride-hailing service is called Diva Taxi, breaking the mold in the socially conservative country by hiring only female drivers Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ugandas-taxi-divas-rise-from-covid19s-economic-gloom-uganda-driver-women-woman-women-b1131418.html Droolin’ Dog…

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U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 898,000 seek jobless aid

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the…

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Princeton University to compensate female professors with nearly $1 million in backpay

<p>More than 100 women had been paid less than their male counterparts, the review finds</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/princeton-university-female-professors-backpay-pay-gap-b1033388.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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The Disgruntled Employee and the Damage They Can Do

It’s easy to think that cybersecurity is all about keeping the data in and keeping the bad guys out. But what about your staff? That…

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