Stories tagged: "unemployment"


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.

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Arizona Only Pays $240 in Unemployment Per Week. These Two Bills Would Change That.

Arizonans who have been unemployed during the pandemic say the extra $60-$80 is a small amount but still something they would have been grateful for.

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COVID Nearly Destroyed Her Salon. She Reinvented Herself Instead.

A Dominican beauty salon owner was hit hard by the pandemic as she struggled without government loans. But despite the hardships, this fearless luchadora refuses to lose hope.

Janet Yellen raising her right hand during swearing in ceremony
Yellen to Focus on ‘Helping Families Keep a Roof Over Their Head’ as New Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen received bipartisan support in her historic appointment as secretary of the Treasury Tuesday. She’s aiming her first big policies at alleviating the economic suffering of women, who saw major losses in the pandemic’s unemployment crisis.

Women—and particularly women of color—have borne the brunt of the economic disaster that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
As New Unemployment Numbers Near 1 Million, Biden to Press for Massive Stimulus Plan

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening drastically across the United States, pushing jobless numbers to highs unseen since last summer.

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How Fraudsters Are Ripping Off Unemployed Americans — Even During a Pandemic

Amid the pandemic-driven economic recession, fraudsters continue to find ways to scam unemployed Americans out of their money.

enate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens during a news conference following a weekly meeting with the Senate Republican caucus at the U.S. Capitol on December 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images)
A Timeline of Failure: How the GOP Has Continued to Hold Up Coronavirus Relief

It's been over 200 days since Democrats passed an extension of federal unemployment benefits and additional $1,200 stimulus checks.