Unemployment

In 1937, The People’s Lobby Took Over The Minnesota Senate Chamber

More than 1,000 left-wing protesters gathered at the Minnesota Capitol on April 4, 1937, to support Gov. Elmer Benson as he tried to persuade the legislature to pass a $17 million aid package for the unemployed. About 200 of the protesters stayed...
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All Hands On Deck: Neurodiversity And The Future Of Work

In the context of today’s post-pandemic labor shortage and jobs reshuffling, our economy needs all hands on deck. At the end of August, the number of job openings was 10.4 million. Even if we were able to match all currently unemployed workers to...

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Us Stock Futures Edge Up After Strong Earnings Lift S&p To Its Best Day Since March, As Bitcoin...

US politicians often place major bets on Wall Street. Angela Weiss/Getty Images US futures rose Friday after stocks notched their biggest gain since March the previous day. Strong earnings and falling US jobless claims cheered investors, while...
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Unemployment Fraud Schemes Cost Taxpayers Millions

For most Americans, 2020 was a challenging year. But for thieves and fraudsters looking to exploit government assistance, it was a banner year.  Federal policies meant to aid out-of-work individuals at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic made the...

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Jenelle Evans Reveals Financial Woes: Is She Actually Broke?

It's been over two years since Jenelle Evans got fired from Teen Mom 2, and she and husband David Eason both remain unemployed. In a way, we're sympathetic. Job prospects in their area must look rather bleak for two people who were previously...

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Us Jobless Claims Dip Below 300,000 In Pandemic Breakthrough

New applications for US unemployment benefits have dipped below 300,000 for the first time since the pandemic began, a milestone in the labor market's recovery from the devastation wrought by the virus last year. The weekly applications for jobless...

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U.s. Unemployment Claims Fall To Lowest Level Since Pandemic

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months. Unemployment claims dropped 36,000 to 293,000...

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"instead Of Guessing — Or Worse, Allowing Politicians To Favor Explanations That Fit Their...

 Writes Jennifer Rubin, in "We should not have to guess why Americans are quitting en masse" (WaPo).She says that right after asserting: "We know what is not a cause: unemployment benefits."She proceeds to say: "Academics, private pollsters and...

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The Number Of Americans On Benefits Crashes To Less Than 4 Million, Down 25 Million From Year Ago

The Number Of Americans On Benefits Crashes To Less Than 4 Million, Down 25 Million From Year Ago For the first time since early March 2020, less than 300k Americans filed for first time unemployment benefits last week... Source:...
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The Nation In The Bubble

This week, the Biden administration received just the latest slap in the face from cruel reality: An economic report showing just 194,000 jobs added in the month of September, short of the 500,000 jobs forecast by most economists. The...
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More Bad Policies And Government Spending Will Worsen Labor Shortage

The September employment report released on Oct. 8 showed a modest employment gain, with 194,000 new jobs added, and a drop in unemployment from 5.2% in August to 4.8%. What appears to be good news in the report—a 0.4 percentage point drop in...

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Bad Jobs Numbers Raise More Questions About Unemployment Insurance

The September jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that August's disappointing job growth was not a fluke. In an era of rushed reporting, motivated by 24-hour news cycles and politically weaponized talking points, we...

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More Brits Working Than Before Pandemic — With A Million Vacancies Still Open

The ending of the treasury's 'furlough' scheme a fortnight ago for workers made redundant by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions raised fears of a sharp rise in unemployment. But figures for the summer period showed more people in work than ever before.

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10 Tuesday Am Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • America’s unemployed are sending a message: They’ll go back to work when they feel safe – and well-compensated September marked the weakest hiring this year, and an alarming number of women had...

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Business Owners Lied: Ui Money Didn't Keep Workers Home

Many business owners, Republican governors, and plenty of media figures spent the late spring and the summer pushing the idea—let’s just call it a lie up front, shall we?—that increased unemployment benefits were keeping people from looking...

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This City Has The Highest Unemployment In America

In February 2020, unemployment was at a five-decade low of 3.5%. It rose to a five-decade high at 14.2% in April, driven by the sudden start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A rapid rise in gross domestic...

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‘that’s Progress’: Month After Federal Unemployment Program Ended Was Worst For Job Growth Of...

In the first month after the Biden administration allowed a pandemic-era unemployment benefit boost used by 8 million people to expire, the US economy recorded its slowest increase since US President Joe Biden took office in January.
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Gop Was Wrong: Unemployment Cuts Didn't Boost Jobs

The September jobs numbers released on Friday suggest that the GOP governors who decided to end federal unemployment payments failed to accomplish their goal of jumpstarting the economy out of its pandemic-era mire — something experts predicted...

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Highly Disappointing Nonfarm Payrolls In September

The much-awaited September nonfarm payrolls number from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) came out with another disappointing headline: 194K, less than half the 500K analysts had been expecting. On the other hand, the Unemployment Rate...

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Biden's Labor Secretary Says The Us Doesn't Need New Unemployment Benefits Because We're 'headed In...

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge on May 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The US added only 194,000 jobs in September, far below...
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