WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant disrupted the job market.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After stealing the identities of death row inmates and even a sitting U.S. senator to make off with billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have now moved on to impersonating doctors to dupe California officials into giving them disability checks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, suggesting that the job market remains strong.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan likely paid about $8.5 billion in fraudulent jobless benefits over a 19-month period during the coronavirus pandemic, far more than previously estimated, according to a report released Wednesday by the state's unemployment agency.
The back-to-school push kept the Buffalo Niagara job market going during September.
The summer slowdown in hiring is a strong sign that it will be well into next year before the job market is anything close to healthy again, writes David Robinson.
As unemployment claims slow statewide in New Jersey, the wreckage of business closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic remains increasingly clear in deep South Jersey.
New Jersey unemployment filings jumped 15-fold, from 9,467 to 155,454, in the week ending March 21, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday, as business closings for the deadly coronavirus pushed national filings to new records as well.