Distributions by the Houston Food Bank now average about 800,000 pounds (363,000 kilograms) daily after reaching the unprecedented 1 million pound mark for the first time in the spring.
By Anita Snow, John L. Mone, Associated Press
From April through September, the study found that the older workers unemployment rate was 9.7% compared to 8.6% for midcareer workers.
By Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press
The last jobs report before Election Day showed the smallest monthly gain since May, raising concerns about a slowing and deeply uneven economic recovery. About half the initial 22 million jobs lost to the pandemic have been added back, but…
With large parts of the economy still sputtering under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are having to scale back. But some older Americans were already living a minimalist lifestyle on the road -- and some of them…
By Paul Solman
By David McHugh, Helena Alves, Associated Press
Unemployment rose for a fifth straight month in Europe in August and is expected to grow further amid concern that extensive government support programs won't be able keep many businesses hit by coronavirus restrictions afloat forever.
By Tom Krisher, Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press
About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday unless Congress comes up with another aid package. Many are worried about how they'll pay for rents, mortgages and food, or for health insurance.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.
By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
The program was created last month by President Donald Trump to replace a more generous $600-a-week supplement that had been authorized by Congress but expired.
Congressional efforts to pass a new pandemic relief bill remain stalled, and a slimmed-down proposal from Senate Republicans failed to clear procedural vote Thursday. Democratic and Republican leaders both blamed the other side for the gridlock. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy…
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