Unemployment

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus in Washington. For only the second time as president, Trump addressed the nation in a formal Oval Office speech on March 11. The U.S., he told Americans, would “expeditiously defeat this virus.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
August 22, 2020 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — His face framed by the golden Oval Office curtains behind him, President Donald Trump stared straight into the camera aimed at the Resolute Desk. It was the night of March 11, 2020. And Trump’s presidency would be forever changed. Trump, whose improbable election ripped up the...
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RADIO.COM Staff
August 21, 2020 - 12:15 pm
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has named 37-year-old Samuel George Baker in a criminal complaint that says he filed numerous fraudulent applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a person looks inside the closed doors of the Pasadena Community Job Center in Pasadena, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. President Donald Trump’s plan to offer a stripped-down boost in unemployment benefits to millions of Americans amid the coronavirus outbreak has thus far found little traction among the states, which would be required to pick up a quarter of the cost to deliver the maximum benefit. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
August 20, 2020 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus recession struck swiftly and violently. Now, with the economy still in the grip of the pandemic five months later, the recovery looks fitful and uneven — and painfully slow. The latest evidence came Thursday with the government's report that the number of workers...
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Unemployment
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
WCBS 880 Newsroom
August 20, 2020 - 8:47 am
The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose to 1.1 million last week after two weeks of declines, evidence that many employers are still slashing jobs as the coronavirus bedevils the U.S. economy.
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Eldis Sula
August 13, 2020 - 5:30 pm
The days of summer are winding down, but a second stimulus check may still be weeks away, with lawmakers leaving Washington for August recess with no deal on another COVID-19 relief package.
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FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, a large video display reads "Now hiring for our new hotel coming soon!," at the new Emerald Queen Casino, which is open, and owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, in Tacoma, Wash. The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus has weakened hiring and the economic rebound. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Associated Press
August 13, 2020 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet still remains at a high level. The viral pandemic keeps forcing layoffs just as the expiration of a $600-a-week federal...
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Rebekah Sager
August 11, 2020 - 3:29 pm
If you or someone you know has questions about the new unemployment benefits under Trump’s recent executive orders, here are the answers as it stands for now.
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A woman walks by a closed store, in London, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Unemployment across the U.K. has held steady during the coronavirus lockdown as a result of a government salary support scheme, but there are clear signals emerging that job losses will skyrocket over coming months. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday there were 649,000 fewer people, or 2.2%, on payroll in June when compared with March when the lockdown restrictions were imposed. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 11, 2020 - 7:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has kept a lid on unemployment so far during the coronavirus pandemic but, scratch beneath the surface, there are worrying trends that will likely see the jobless total soaring by the end of the year. Figures released Tuesday from the Office for National Statistics showed...
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Eldis Sula
August 09, 2020 - 2:33 pm
Here’s a few things you need to know about President Donald Trump’s executive orders extending coronavirus relief and the status of a possible second stimulus check.
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Unemployment
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
AP News
August 07, 2020 - 8:50 am
The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound.
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