Economic outlook as more Americans file for unemployment

Washington Post economics correspondent Heather Long joined "Red and Blue" to discuss what U.S. economic recovery may look like after more than 1 million people filed for unemployment for the 14th week straight......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 13th, 2020

Record 22 million Americans file for unemployment benefits over past month as layoffs continue

More than 5 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week as the U.S. grapples with a historic economic shutdown to cu.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 16th, 2020

Economic Outlook: Huge spike in Google searches for ‘unemployment benefits’ give a stark picture of economic carnage to come

The mounting damage to the economy from the coronavirus is about to become starkly visible, starting with Thursday’s update on how many Americans are seeking unemployment benefits......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 18th, 2020

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall below 200,000 for first time since 1969, but tens of thousands of unpaid federal workers seek aid

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits through state programs fell below 200,000 for the first time since 1969 — even as new claims soared for furloughed government workers who file through a separate federal program......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 24th, 2019

Under Biden"s plan, the top 1% of Americans would pay an extra $100,000 in taxes every year

According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the bottom 99% of Americans would see essentially no change to their taxes. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo/File Biden w.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytApr 29th, 2021

719,000 Americans file for first-time unemployment benefits

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits unexpectedly last week, according to the Labor Department......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 1st, 2021

Economic Report: Unemployment applications fall below 1 million for first since pandemic, but it’s no time to celebrate

The number of Americans losing their jobs each week appears to have fallen to a pandemic low, but it's no time to start popping champagne corks......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 25th, 2021

‘It just sucks’: America’s jobless owe thousands of dollars in taxes on their unemployment

Many unemployed Americans are learning that their unemployment benefits are taxable as they file their 2020 returns......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 1st, 2021

Economic Report: Stimulus checks spark 2.4% surge in consumer spending and boost economy in early 2021

Americans increased spending in January for the first time in three months after the government sent $600 stimulus checks to families and boosted unemployment benefits as part of effort to shore up the economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 26th, 2021

Economic Report: Jobless benefit claims climb to 861,000 and show U.S. layoffs still severe

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose in mid-February to a four-week high of 861,000, showing lots of Americans are still losing their jobs nearly a year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 18th, 2021

Stalling recovery raises stakes for Trump’s new demands on economic relief bill

If Trump does not sign the $900 billion stimulus package, up to 14 million Americans will lose unemployment aid after Christmas......»»

Category: topSource: washpostDec 23rd, 2020

Jobless claims remain high, raising stakes for Trump’s new demands on economic relief bill

If Trump does not sign the $900 billion stimulus package, up to 14 million Americans will lose unemployment aid after Christmas......»»

Category: topSource: washpostDec 23rd, 2020

Economic Report: Almost 37 million Americans have applied for jobless benefits, but it appears less than two-thirds are getting them

We still don’t know how many Americans are getting unemployment benefits after losing their jobs in the coronavirus crisis, but it’s probably fewer than two-thirds of the nearly 37 million who have applied......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 14th, 2020

3 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, pushing eight-week total to 36.5 million

Roughly 3 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to unleash widespread economic havoc on an already depleted U.S. workforce......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 14th, 2020

If my coworker has COVID-19, can I file for unemployment? Your money questions, answered

Will my economic stimulus payment turn up on my TurboTax debit card? Your money questions, answered by USA TODAY N.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 13th, 2020

Millions more Americans file for jobless benefits; productivity tanks

Millions more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, suggesting layoffs broadened from consumer-facing industries to other segments of the economy and could remain elevated even as many parts of the country start to reopen......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 7th, 2020

China trade data lifts futures ahead of jobless claims

U.S. stock index futures jumped on Thursday as a surprise rise in Chinese exports spurred hopes of a faster economic recovery, even as investors braced for data likely to show millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 7th, 2020

"All night, my eyes are open": After mass job losses, Americans forced to choose: Pay bills or buy food?

In seven weeks, 30 million Americans filed for unemployment. The economic cris.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 6th, 2020

Every State’s Unemployment Claims Since COVID-19 Shut the Economy Down

The continuing economic slowdown in the United States has resulted in another weekly surge of jobless claims, with more than 4 million Americans filing for unemployment last week......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 23rd, 2020

Out of work — and cash — millions of Americans are still waiting for their first unemployment check

The economic carnage wrought by the coronavirus has resulted in a national backlog of at least 3 million unpaid jobless claims, according to a new analysis of federal labor data by the Washington Post......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 23rd, 2020

Some Americans prepare to go back to work as jobless claims spike over virus

Some businesses prepared on Thursday to reopen in Georgia and a handful of other U.S. states for the first time in a month, as another week of massive unemployment claims highlighted the grim economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 23rd, 2020