Stories tagged: "jobless claims"


In this May 21, 2020 file photo, a man looks at signs displayed of a store closing due to the coronavirus pandemic in Niles, Ill. The viral pandemic's resurgence caused the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits to rise last week for the first time in nearly four months, evidence of the deepening economic pain the outbreak is causing. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
The $600 Weekly Benefit Is Ending and Another 1.4 Million Americans Just Filed for Jobless Claims

Thursday's grim report comes as coronavirus infections continue to rise across the country, thus hindering the economic comeback President Donald Trump has touted.

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
White House Suggests Jobless Americans ‘Find Something New’ During Worst Economic Crisis in a Century

The timing and tone of the ad—as well as its messenger—sparked backlash, given the mass death and economic devastation that has occurred under President Trump’s watch.

Wilkin Soto works on a customer at the Castillo Barbershop, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Trump Thinks the Economy Is Back on Track, But COVID-19 Is Widening the Racial Divide

These diverging jobless rates could only be caused by one thing, said one economic expert: racial discrimination.

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%.

Graphic via Tania Lil for COURIER
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.