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Advocates for unemployed workers have slammed a ‘divisive’ industry proposal to introduce a two-tiered JobSeeker payment from March 31

Advocates for the unemployed have condemned an industry proposal which would prolong the JobSeeker Coronavirus Supplement, but only for the long-term jobless. The Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union called the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry proposal “divisive”. Under the proposal, those who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic would […]
Advocates for unemployed workers have slammed a ‘divisive’ industry proposal to introduce a two-tiered JobSeeker payment from March 31
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A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans

The Labour Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless-benefits claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in “flawed week-to-week comparisons” of jobless-claims data, the government […]
A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans
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US weekly jobless claims hit 1.3 million, less than economist forecasts

US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 1.3 million, the Labour Department said Thursday. That came in below the consensus economist estimate of 1.38 million. Thursday’s report marked the 14th straight week of declining claims. It also brought total filings over a 16-week period to nearly 50 […]
US weekly jobless claims hit 1.3 million, less than economist forecasts
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US weekly jobless claims hit 1.4 million, more than economist forecasts

US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 1.43 million, the Labour Department said Thursday. That was slightly higher than the consensus economist estimate of 1.35 million. Thursday’s report marked the 13th straight week of declining claims. It also brought total filings over a 15-week period to nearly […]
US weekly jobless claims hit 1.4 million, more than economist forecasts