Unemployment

Tarrah Gibbons
June 22, 2020 - 4:17 pm
It has been about three months since the states began lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19. Will the coronavirus recession be worse than the Great Recession of 2008?
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Johnny Lopez
June 22, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney World employee Brannen Perry was furloughed from his job at Epcot’s Garden Grill restaurant. Perry filed for unemployment benefits, but has not received any payments in more than two months.
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FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle. The U.S. government will issue its latest snapshot Thursday, June 18, of the layoffs that have left millions unemployed but have slowed as businesses have increasingly reopened and rehired some of their laid-off workers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Associated Press
June 18, 2020 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy increasingly reopens and employers bring some people back to work. The latest figure released Thursday marked the 11th straight weekly decline in...
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Builders work on ascaffolding in London, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. After the easing of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, most construction companies have restarted their business but official figures show that the British economy shrank by a colossal 20.4% in April, the first full month that the country was in its lockdown. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 18, 2020 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England unveiled another big stimulus for the U.K. economy as it tries to limit the scale of the coronavirus recession, which it now thinks will be less severe than it thought it would be last month. In a statement Thursday, the bank’s policy making panel said it was...
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RADIO.COM Staff
June 15, 2020 - 3:37 am
WILK’s Frank Andrews spoke with Hayley Michele and Wendy Murray, admins of PA-PUA, a Facebook group aimed at helping people from Pennsylvania and beyond with questions about the state’s Unemployment Compensation and PUA passed under the CARES Act.
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Paul Kurtz
June 12, 2020 - 4:49 pm
As we enter the fourth month of the pandemic, unemployment remains high, and millions of people are still having trouble making their monthly rent and mortgage payments. Read more now.
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Johnny Lopez
June 11, 2020 - 4:52 pm
Unemployment benefits have offered some relief to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. But 24,000 people in Ohio have found themselves having to pay back portions of their benefits.
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks past reader board advertising a job opening for a remodeling company, in Seattle. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy and depressed the job market in the wake of the viral pandemic. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Associated Press
June 11, 2020 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the economy appears to be slowly recovering with more businesses partially reopening. The latest figure from the Labor Department...
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Johnny Lopez
June 10, 2020 - 3:57 pm
The Trump administration is opposed to extending the $600 weekly unemployment benefits which are currently set to expire on July 31.The benefits were part of the CARES Act stimulus package that passed in March.
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Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on "COVID-19/Unemployment Insurance" on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP)
June 09, 2020 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration opposes a Democratic proposal to extend a $600 per week federal unemployment benefit approved in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said Tuesday. The $600 payment, which is in addition to normal unemployment benefits, "was...
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