Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03:  Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) (at lectern) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) (2nd R), co-chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, hold a news conference with fellow members of Congress to highlight the need for bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on December 03, 2020 in Washington, DC. With the holiday season approaching and the legislative session coming to a close, federal government funding for critical coronavirus relief programs is set to expire as the U.S. faces daily records for infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
There Might Be a Stimulus Bill Before Year End

After months of no progress, congressional leaders say there is real hope for a deal that extends unemployment assistance and gets funding to state and local governments.

As the economy continues to sputter, a new report by the GAO alleges that a majority of states underpaid freelancers, contractors, and the self-employed.
Some Unemployed Americans Were Underpaid Through COVID-19 Relief Program, Report Finds

Gig workers and the self-employed were not paid what they were due through COVID unemployment programs in a majority of states across the country.

200,000 Black Workers Dropped Out of the Labor Force in September
Lack of Relief Funding Is Desperately Widening the Inequality Gap

“For Black workers, it’s gotten worse as the pandemic has dragged on. They’ve been less likely to bounce back and find jobs than other groups.”