The first rise in new jobless claims since April.
The first rise in new jobless claims since April.
Democrat Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), a candidate for U.S. Senate in the state of Florida, is slamming GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis for a move to cut off federal unemployment insurance benefits that have for months paid people more to stay home than to work.
Maine’s Democrat Gov. Janet Mills announced the “Back To Work” program Monday, which will give people who join the workforce a one-time payment, administered by the state’s Department of Labor and the Department of Economic and Community Development.
During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Firing Line,” economist Lawrence Summers argued that one reason for the job shortage is that we have “completely inappropriate” unemployment benefits “on excessively generous terms where we’re giving people more money for
A focus group indicated Thursday only 3 of 13 voters said they believe the U.S. economy is “booming” amid rising inflation concerns.
Street gangs in the U.S. and foreign criminal syndicates may have stolen up to half of the unemployment benefits paid out during the pandemic, according to a report cited by Axios.
Thursday, during an appearance on FBN’s “Mornings with Maria,” Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) decried Gov. Laura Kelly (D-KS) to continued extended unemployment benefits, which is believed to be incentivizing an unwillingness to return to the workplace as the risk from the COVID-19 pandemic decreases.
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that there was no evidence that enhanced unemployment benefits to address the coronavirus pandemic had “significantly held back hiring.”
Leader of the populist Sweden Democrats (SD) Jimmie Åkesson has claimed Sweden is in a “war-like state” and that the socialist government has “imported” crime and unemployment.
Wages and hours are up but businesses are still struggling to hire because unemployment benefits are set so high.
President Joe Biden boasted of “historic progress” handling the economy Friday, even though the number of jobs created in May disappointed expectations of many economic analysts.
Economists were expecting 650,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent.
The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), a privately owned think tank based in Mumbai, said Monday over 10 million Indians lost their jobs during the “second wave” of coronavirus infections and 97 percent of Indian households reported a decline of income since the beginning of the pandemic.
Republican-led states are proven to bring jobs back faster than Democrat-led states as Americans back to work, according to new state-by-state unemployment data from the Labor Department.
On Thursday’s “PBS NewsHour,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stated that even if evidence shows cutting unemployment benefits means that people are going to work quicker, it wouldn’t necessarily be an argument for rolling back enhanced federal unemployment benefits. Host Amna Nawaz
On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) announced that Oklahoma will opt out of federal unemployment benefits. Stitt said, “A few weeks ago, I lifted the state of emergency in
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said Tuesday the state will stop participating in multiple pandemic-related federal unemployment benefit programs because of a workforce shortage.
Monday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Your World,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) questioned economic policy that pays people from government coffers as there are jobs available, despite the country’s months-long bout with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said that the Biden administration inherited high unemployment rates for blacks and women.
Joe Biden struggled to push back against the idea that his expanded unemployment benefits were to blame.
Many states suspended job search requirements during the pandemic and only some have reinstated them.
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) argued that the jobs numbers “are a reminder that we need universal childcare in this country” and that childcare should be “part of our basic infrastructure.” Warren said, “The numbers are a
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on Congress Friday to terminate the additional $300 weekly unemployment benefits after Joe Biden’s poor April job report.
The president dismissed media commentary pointing out the disparity between the estimated job creation numbers and the jobs actually created in April.
Enhanced jobless benefits are likely to depress employment without raising wages for workers.
President Joe Biden blamed former President Donald Trump on Friday for a devastating job numbers report in April.
President Joe Biden defended his decision to extend increased checks to unemployed workers, despite a crushing jobs report showing unemployment rose last month for the first time since April 2020.
The number of women working shrank in April, a surprising development in a rapidly growing economy.
Floridians who receive unemployment benefits will soon have to show proof that they are job-hunting, according to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The progress on jobless claims may hurt the Biden administration’s efforts to pass an infrastructure bill, which it has dubbed a “jobs plan.”