Stories tagged: "unemployment"


The New York Times reports that the Trump administration gave wealthy investors a private warning about the toll the COVID pandemic would take. Regular Americans were told that the pandemic would just go away.
Team Trump Gave His Rich Friends—Not You—A Heads Up On How Bad COVID Would Be

Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.

Ziul Islam Syed, general manager at Days Inn & Suites, looks out the window from his empty hotel lobby, that is normally bustling with customers across the street from Disneyland, which has seen a dramatic drop in business since Disneyland has been closed Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Anaheim. After suffering losses for months due to the coronavirus shut-down, Disney says it will lay off 28,000 employees across its parks, experiences and consumer products segment.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
More Layoffs Are Becoming Permanent as Fed Chair Says Government Needs to Provide More Aid

Nearly 50% of layoffs are now permanent, a major increase from just 10% of permanent layoffs in April.

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This Worker Got Laid Off Twice Since the Economic Crisis Began. Here’s How He’s Surviving.

“The only thing keeping me from losing my apartment is that I applied and received two months of rent from the Allegheny County Housing Authority."

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Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Reduced Benefits Program for Jobless Pennsylvanians

Trump's executive action does nothing for 30,000 Pennsylvanians who currently receive less than $100 a week in state unemployment benefits.

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We Asked All 203 Members of the PA House Whether Congress Should Extend Your Unemployment

“Hardworking Pennsylvanians need more than a temporary program that is forcing us to recreate the wheel,” Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak said Tuesday.

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The COVID Recession Is About to Make Life Much Worse for Women

Fewer than half of women are satisfied with thow they're treated in the U.S. The outsized impact of COVID-19 on women’s employment is sure to exacerbate that.

President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
‘An Unworkable Plan’: Trump’s Unemployment Proposal Would Leave States on the Hook for Billions

Many states are already facing budget crunches caused by the pandemic without being asked to supplement federal unemployment benefits.