Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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This Woman’s Unemployment Will Go From $725 to $125 if Congress Doesn’t Extend Benefits. She’s Not Alone.

“Every single material hardship you can think about is going to increase if we don't extend the $600 pandemic unemployment compensation."

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The Hell That Is Trying to Get an Unemployment Extension in Arizona

Additional unemployment insurance benefits were approved by Congress in March, but thousands of Arizonans are still waiting for help.

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.

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Millions of Americans Still Haven’t Gotten Unemployment

Since the coronavirus crisis upended the nation in March, millions of newly jobless Americans are still waiting for their unemployment benefits.

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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Workers Are Taking Jobs on the Frontlines Because They Have No Other Options

“My boss told us if we needed to find other jobs we could do it, but I need to keep my job where I'm kind of furloughed because I also still have both my sons on my health insurance. So I had to try to balance it all out."