Stories tagged: "jobless claims"


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

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Women Are Losing Their Jobs More Than Men Due To Coronavirus. Here’s Why.

Women may account for more than 55% of unemployment claims filed between mid-March and April 4, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.

Florida workers totally or partially unemployed by the current health crisis, could see benefits.
Only Half of the People Are Getting Unemployment Checks

Roughly 22 million filed for unemployment benefits in the past month — easily the worst U.S. job losses. But only 12 million people are getting the checks.

In this March 13, 2020 file photo, unionized hospitality workers wait in line in a basement garage to apply for unemployment benefits at the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Another 6.6 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Benefits Last Week

The latest report from the Labor Department released Thursday shows the figure for last week is much higher than the previous record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week.