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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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U.S. jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the…

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Florida cuts off $300 weekly pandemic unemployment benefits

Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has announced that it plans to end weekly pandemic unemployment benefits on June 26.The DEO … Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/555153-florida-cuts-off-300-weekly-pandemic-unemployment-benefits Droolin’ Dog…

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America’s unemployment system failed when it was needed most. Can it be fixed?

PHILADELPHIA — Economist Stephen Wandner knows as much about the nation’s unemployment system as anyone. He was a longtime official in the Labor Department. He’s…

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Secret Service seizes $2 billion in fraudulent Covid unemployment payments, returns funds to states

The Secret Service has confiscated and returned to states about $2 billion in stolen Covid unemployment relief funds, agency officials said Wednesday. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/secret-service-seizes-2-billion-fraudulent-covid-unemployment-payments-rcna921 Droolin’…

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Covid job losses hit working mothers

The pandemic hammered the U.S. economy, taking jobs away across the board, but women have faced some special challenges. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/covid-job-losses-hit-working-mothers-especially-hard-n1266782 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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First-time weekly jobless claims fall to 498,000, a new pandemic low

It is the 59th straight week of historically elevated jobless claims. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/first-time-weekly-jobless-claims-fall-498-000-new-pandemic-n1266493 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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The pandemic led to a surge in youth unemployment

American jobs are starting to come back, but youth unemployment is still high. And many young people are postponing college. Why it matters: Young people…

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Laid off by the pandemic, some workers find robots took their job

After social distancing measures forced layoffs in labor-intensive factories, manufacturers turned to automation, despite the high cost. Now, they aren’t going back. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/manufacturers-embrace-robots-perfect-pandemic-worker-n1263434 Proactive…

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U.S. jobless claims rise to 719K as virus still forces layoffs

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 61,000 last week to 719,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs…

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U.S. jobless claims fall to 684,000, fewest since pandemic

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign…

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House set to pass $1.9T Covid relief bill, handing Biden his first major win

The measure will deliver $1,400 stimulus checks to millions of Americans, extend unemployment benefits and increase funding for vaccine distribution and schools. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-set-pass-1-9t-covid-relief-bill-handing-biden-n1260393 Droolin’…

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The GOP is having a change of heart on economics. It could have implications for policymaking.

Deep economic hardship — rising income inequality and escalating costs of health care and college tuition — could be driving the shift. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/gop-having-change-heart-economics-it-could-have-implications-policymaking-n1258863 Droolin’…

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‘The forgotten ones’: Domestic workers fight to be included in the Covid recovery

“The numbers speak for themselves, but behind every number is a person,” said one advocate. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/forgotten-ones-domestic-workers-fight-be-included-covid-recovery-n1259036 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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‘No idea what he’s doing’: Manchin perplexes with Covid aid power play

The Senate was more than two hours into a vote on Friday afternoon as Jon Tester and several fellow Democrats pleaded with Joe Manchin. The…

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U.S. adds a strong 379,000 jobs in hopeful sign for economy

U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs last month, the most since October and a sign that the economy is strengthening as confirmed viral cases…

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Senate Democrats near deal to reduce jobless boost to $300

Senate Democrats are nearing an agreement within their caucus to reduce the boost in federal unemployment benefits in the COVID-19 relief bill to $300 from…

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Basic income payments increased full-time employment in California study

An effort by a California city to provide basic income payments to some 125 residents ended last month with officials recording rising levels of full-time employment…

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