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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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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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‘They demolished my house for this?’ Residents outraged by the Foxconn factory that fizzled

In Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, families were forced out for a huge hi-tech plant – but three years later, it still hasn’t been built When Sean…

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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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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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Trump administration announces new H-1B visa restrictions

The Trump administration announced new, long-anticipated restrictions for the H-1B high-skilled visa program on Tuesday, some of which will go into effect this week. Why…

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Trump hails ‘manufacturing miracle’ as factories bleed jobs

Four years after he won the Midwest by vowing to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing workforce, President Donald Trump is campaigning for reelection on a job…

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E-sports pros have “dream” jobs—but game publishers have all the power

Enlarge / James Eubanks competes during a Call of Duty final in 2017. (credit: Chesnot | Getty Images) In 2008, James “Clayster” Eubanks, then 16,…

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Ohio secretary of state: Top election concern is poll worker recruitment

Ohio’s secretary of state said Sunday that recruiting poll workers is his top concern two months ahead of the election.”The thing that we’re thinking about more…

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Amazon Is Openly Hiring Union-Busters

Jeff Bezos obviously doesn’t want a union in his company. Amazon’s increasingly flippant statements about protest activity have made that clear, as have years of…

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