By Paul Solman, Diane Lincoln Estes
Unemployment claims dropped again Thursday, and this week may also bring a clearer picture of what's happening with the job market. As more Americans get vaccinated, workers and companies are figuring out what post-pandemic work life will look like --…
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens.
As the economy reopens, some businesses are having trouble hiring enough workers to fully operate. In response, many states are ending pandemic unemployment programs, including the extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits set to run through Labor Day. We talked…
By Justin Stabley
In the best of economic times, formerly incarcerated people face an uphill battle to find full-time employment, facing administrative hurdles, social stigma and emotional health issues from their time in prison.
By Paul Solman, Lee Koromvokis
This week marked the 52nd straight week of high unemployment claims, with numbers rising as more than a million people filed for state and emergency federal unemployment benefits across the country. One state, Rhode Island, is working to reverse that…
By Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press
The $1.9 trillion federal pandemic relief package is expected to make its way through the House and hit President Joe Biden's desk soon. But when will the benefits reach you?…
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Those eligible include people who have turned down job offers because they believed the employers weren't providing sufficient protection from the coronavirus.
The Federal Reserve says there’s evidence that hiring has picked up in recent weeks, though the job market remains badly damaged by the pandemic.
The turnaround in total wages underscores how disproportionately America's job losses have afflicted workers in lower-income occupations.
By Alan Fram, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The package would provide $1,400 payments to some Americans, hundreds of billions for state and local governments and boost vaccination efforts, raise tax credits for children and increase unemployment benefits.
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