Stories tagged: "jobless claims"


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian walks by The Framing Gallery, closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
The April Jobs Report Is Really, Really Bleak

Nearly all the job growth achieved during the 11-year recovery from the Great Recession has now been lost in one month.

A man walks past a closed business, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
More Than 30 Million People Have Now Applied for Unemployment Benefits Since Mid-March

With more employers cutting payrolls to save money, economists have forecast that the unemployment rate for April could go as high as 20%.

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57 Million Americans Are Freelancers. The Unemployment System Is Completely Failing Us.

These are the obstacles facing freelancers—which include about 57 million Americans—applying for unemployment because of work lost due to coronavirus.

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Women Are Losing Their Jobs More Than Men Due To Coronavirus. Here’s Why.

Women may account for more than 55% of unemployment claims filed between mid-March and April 4, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.

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Only Half of the People Are Getting Unemployment Checks

Roughly 22 million filed for unemployment benefits in the past month — easily the worst U.S. job losses. But only 12 million people are getting the checks.

A For Sale By Owner and closed due virus sign are shown at Images On Mack in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
16.8 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment in Just Three Weeks

More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs since the coronavirus outbreak began: 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week alone.