Just under half of the states in America have ended federal unemployment benefits early. They're all governed by Republicans.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said the unemployment insurance system disproportionately benefits white workers and needs a long-term fix.
President Donald Trump is pushing states to set up a program for a $US300 weekly supplement to state unemployment benefits from the federal government. 40 states are approved for the federal payments, and six have started distributing the money to jobless people. But it mandates that people must earn at […]
New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 963,000, the Labour Department said Thursday. That came in below the consensus economist estimate of 1.1 million. This week’s report brought total filings over a 21-week period to more than 56 million. Continuing claims, the aggregate total of people […]
Roughly 5.4 million Americans will struggle to pay bills this month without the extra $US600 weekly unemployment benefit, according to a Wednesday survey from Morning Consult. By September, 9.2 million Americans will face the same fate if additional stimulus isn’t introduced, according to the study. “As each month passes, it […]
Congress is at an impasse over enhanced unemployment benefits, with Republicans under immense pressure to prevent them from lapsing on Friday. Democrats assailed the GOP for beginning to debate a replacement to the $US600 weekly benefits at the 11th hour. Millions of unemployed people face income drops ranging from 50% […]
The $US600 federal supplement to unemployment benefits expired on Friday. The GOP unemployment plan will reduce weekly benefits nationwide by 44%, according to a new analysis. Weekly unemployment payments would fall to $US521 from $US921 on average nationwide, a $US400 reduction that could be in place for two months. States […]
US weekly jobless claims have spiked to a second consecutive weekly record as coronavirus-induced layoffs persist across the country. The Labour Department reported Thursday that 6.64 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week that ended Saturday – more than double the previous week’s total. Economists expect the US […]
Former Apple engineer Bob Burrough spent seven years working under Steve Jobs and Tim Cook. Burrough uploaded a video to his YouTube channel in January, in which he introduced a new kind of iPhone interface that responds to your environment. Apple – or any other phone manufacturer, for that matter […]
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