unemployment

Cares Act Money Goes to the Unemployed

In a surprise statement, Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson says he's been informed that the next two rounds of Cares Act money won't be given to small businesses. The money will be used to fund unemployment claims in Georgia. [field59_video account="WLTZ"…

1M Americans File For First Time Unemployment

(CNN) - The Labor Department reported on Thursday that a million more Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. The report was in line with economists' expectations and marked a small decline from the previous week. Even so,…

Unemployment Claims Below 1 million, 1st Time Since March

(CNN) - Some encouraging news for the economy. The new jobs report shows first-time jobless claims fell below one-million for the first time since March. The Labor Department said, 963,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. That's…

Unemployment Claims Rise For 2nd Week In Row

(CNN) - First-time unemployment claims rose for a second week in a row. It's another sign America's economic recovery is struggling thanks to the surge of coronavirus cases. 1.4 million people filed for initial jobless claims last week. That's…

Another 1.3 Million File Unemployment Claims

(CNN) - Another 1.3 million Americans filed first-time jobless claims last week. The Labor Department released those numbers on Thursday morning. It comes nearly four months after the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc on the economy. Weekly first-time unemployment…

Another 1.3 Million File Unemployment Claims

(CNN) - The Labor Department reports another 1.3 million people filed for first-time unemployment claims last week. The weekly jobless claims have been lower for more than three months since their peak in the final week of March. But…

4 Million Jobs Added In June, Unemployment 11.1%

(CNN) - The new job growth numbers are out and there's good news and bad news. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday the US unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. The economy added a record 4.8 million jobs…

Unemployed Workers Fall Victim To Scams

(CNN) - More than half of the people targeted by employment scams are unemployed. That's according to a new report out by the Better Business Bureau. The BBB's study look at scammers who pretended to be representatives of well-known…

Another 1.5 Million File Unemployment

(CNN) - The US economy has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks as some lockdown restrictions have eased. But millions of Americans are still seeking unemployment aid to make ends meet. The Department of Labor reported on Thursday…

Unemployment Rate Falls To 13.3%

(CNN) - Surprising unemployment numbers for May, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% last month. This as the economy gained 2.5 million jobs. In April, the unemployment rate soared to 14.7% as businesses shut during the coronavirus lockdown.…