Skip to main contentSkip to main content
Updating results

Jobless Claims

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.

  • Updated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000, more evidence that the job market remains strong in the aftermath of last year's coronavirus recession.

  • Updated

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.

  • Updated

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at a historically low level that reflects the job market's strong recovery from the coronavirus recession last year.

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.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News