Jason Furman, who advised President Barack Obama, told Insider he favors extending unemployment aid for gig workers and the unemployed past September.
The cuts in Mississippi, Missouri, Alaska, and Iowa yanks aid from 340,000 workers. More GOP states are following suit in the next two months.
GOP states are pulling the plug on federal unemployment benefits in weeks. One top Democrat said he's eyeing a new plan for the government to step in.
The Labor Department has concluded it has limited authority to step in to keep aid flowing. Some unemployed workers feel they are being punished.
The IRS requires an amended tax return for the stimulus' exemption on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits. 21 Senators want that to change.
New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 900,000, down from the previous period’s revised total of 926,000. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected claims to drop to 935,000. Continuing claims, which track Americans receiving unemployment benefits, fell to 5.1 million for the week that ended January 9. […]
New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 965,000, the Labour Department said Thursday, signalling the labour market’s rebound weakened through the end of the holiday season. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected a reading of 800,000 claims. The data shows a sizable increase from the previous week’s […]
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 […]
Several states say the federal funding for President Donald Trump’s $US300 weekly unemployment benefit is being exhausted. Texas, Tennessee, Iowa, and Montana said this week that they would end their Lost Wages Assistance programs after distributing six weeks’ worth of benefits. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said that every state […]
Most states have been approved to distribute $US300 in weekly federal unemployment aid under President Donald Trump’s aid program. It will be $US400 in a few states, since they were given the option to provide an extra $US100 in weekly benefits. Thirty-four states are scheduled to begin paying out the […]
Nearly three weeks after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to boost unemployment aid, only six states are paying out the $US300 federal supplement. Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, and Texas are paying out the federal benefits, and 32 states have been approved so far. “I think states are […]