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Michigan paid up to $8.5B in fraudulent unemployment claims, report shows

The state of Michigan paid up $8.5 billion in potentially fraudulent claims from the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 to September of this year,…

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Weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level since 1969

Approximately 199,000 Americans filed initial claims for unemployment insurance‌ last‌ week, a 71,000 decrease from the week before. Why it matters: The Labor Department said…

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U.S. unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving…

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U.S. jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

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…

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Pandemic unemployment benefits just expired. What will families do now?

An estimated 7.5 million people will be affected. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/pandemic-unemployment-benefits-just-expired-what-will-families-do-now-n1278495 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published…

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Unemployment rate hits new pandemic-era low as U.S. adds 943,000 jobs in July

The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate fell from 5.9% to a new pandemic-era low of 5.4%. Why it matters:…

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How the pandemic ate millions of jobs in American restaurants

When the pandemic shut down Don Mahaney’s Scratch & Co. restaurant in Pittsburgh last year, he realized that his business was unlikely to survive the…

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U.S. jobless claims down 14,000 to 385,000 as economy rebounds

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are…

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25 States Are Forcing Face Recognition on People Filing for Unemployment

We acclimatize to dangerous tech creep in a series of fuck-it moments until the point at which we realize a foreseeably bad network is so…

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U.S. jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears…

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Reform unemployment, US workers say, as Covid reveals chaotic systems

Millions thrown out of work by the pandemic faced months-long backlogs in receiving benefits, if they arrived at all Unemployed workers are pushing for reforms…

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Jobless claims unexpectedly rise to 373,000

First-time claims are up, a potential warning sign for job growth in the coming months. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/jobless-claims-unexpectedly-rise-373-000-job-growth-slows-n1273344 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Ketchum, Idaho, Has Plenty of Available Jobs, but Workers Can’t Afford Housing

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Few unemployed people are actively looking for jobs

There are around 10 million unemployed Americans and over 9 million open positions. But most people aren’t urgently seeking out those jobs. The big picture:…

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Why jobless claims have become a useless economic indicator

The Department of Labor’s weekly tally of initial claims for unemployment insurance has become an unreliable economic indicator. Why it matters: Initial claims data has…

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American Airlines cuts hundreds of flights amid demand surge

American Airlines announced Sunday that it’s cutting some 950 flights from its schedule, including 296 this weekend, to reduce potential pressure on its operations, the…

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Jobless claims show surprise increase to highest level in a month

Most of the increase came from just two states — Pennsylvania, with 21,590 new claims; and California, which rose by 15,712. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/jobless-claims-show-surprise-increase-highest-level-month-n1271125 Droolin’ Dog…

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Maine offering $1,500 payments to people on unemployment who go back to work

The Maine state government on Tuesday announced it would be providing $1,500 payments to be given to employees who start working between June 15-30 to…

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First four states cut off federal unemployment benefits

Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi eliminated their federal unemployment programs on Saturday, ending federal assistance for almost 340,000 workers. The states are the first four of…

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Unemployed workers in these four states lose their federal benefits this weekend

The Republican governors of Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi are all shutting off federal pandemic unemployment benefits three months early. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/unemployed-one-these-four-states-you-lose-your-federal-benefits-n1270385 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Half of the pandemic’s unemployment money may have been stolen

Criminals may have stolen as much as half of the unemployment benefits the U.S. has been pumping out over the past year, some experts say….

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U.S. adds modest 559,000 jobs, a sign of more hiring struggles

U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from April’s sluggish gain but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers…

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