Stories tagged: "unemployment"


A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past shuttered businesses in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Federal Unemployment Aid Ending for Hundreds of Thousands in Pennsylvania

In the first week of August, roughly 640,000 people were receiving an extra $300, according to figures from the state Department of Labor and Industry. 

The Biden administration is trying to connect jobless Americans with programs to help them get new jobs and careers.
Biden Administration Expands Opportunities for Jobless Pennsylvanians to Connect With Education, Training and Aid

The Biden Administration is updating two programs to help unemployed people trying to get education or workforce training.

Carlos Ponce joins other demonstrators participating in a protest asking Senators to support the continuation of unemployment benefits on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida.  The protesters were asking Senators to support the new Schumer/Wyden legislation that extends unemployment benefits for all laid-off Americans as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the economy.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PA Lawmakers Want to Cut Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits. Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea.

State GOP lawmakers don't want Pennsylvanians to receive unemployment bonus anymore. That could be bad for the state's economy.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Office in Erie in March 2020. (Shutterstock Photo/Kendra Brown)
Pennsylvania Promises Quicker, Easier Jobless Claims System

The new system is based on what officials said is modern software to replace an "obsolete 40-year-old mainframe legacy system."

Janet Yellen raising her right hand during swearing in ceremony
Yellen to Focus on ‘Helping Families Keep a Roof Over Their Head’ as New Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen received bipartisan support in her historic appointment as secretary of the Treasury Tuesday. She’s aiming her first big policies at alleviating the economic suffering of women, who saw major losses in the pandemic’s unemployment crisis.

Women—and particularly women of color—have borne the brunt of the economic disaster that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
As New Unemployment Numbers Near 1 Million, Biden to Press for Massive Stimulus Plan

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening drastically across the United States, pushing jobless numbers to highs unseen since last summer.

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How Fraudsters Are Ripping Off Unemployed Americans — Even During a Pandemic

Amid the pandemic-driven economic recession, fraudsters continue to find ways to scam unemployed Americans out of their money.