Unemployment

Debate in Congress over $600 jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

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The $600 in federal benefits was added as a way to replace all of an average worker's lost income.Read more

VERIFY: Unemployment and your credit score

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A viewer asked us to verify whether unemployment from COVID-19 can impact your credit score.Read more

Bill would give $4,000 tax credit to retrain workers who lost jobs in pandemic

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Rep. Susan Brooks is among the sponsors of the bipartisan bill that would cover a multitude of training programs including online classes.Read more


Total layoffs rise to 36 million since coronavirus hit

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Roughly 36 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the two months since the coronavirus first forced millions of businesses to close their doors.Read more

Record-unemployment hitting Hoosiers

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Many people said they have been waiting weeks for their unemployment checks and some are still struggling to get approved.Read more

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since the Great Depression

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Almost all the job growth achieved during the 11-year recovery from the Great Recession has now been lost in one month.Read more

April unemployment rate: Highest level since Great Depression expected

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The breathtaking figures expected Friday morning won’t fully capture the magnitude of the damage the coronavirus has inflicted on the job marketsRead more

33 million applied for US unemployment aid since coronavirus hit

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Nearly 3.2 million workers applied for unemployment last week, raising the total layoffs since the coronavirus struck to 33 million.Read more

Risk coronavirus infection or lose unemployment. Workers may have to choose.

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Some of the millions of American workers laid off because of the coronavirus are beginning to face a tough choice — return to work and risk infection, or stay home and...Read more


30 million people have sought US jobless aid since virus hit

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Roughly 30.3 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the six weeks since the coronavirus outbreak began forcing millions of employers to close their doors.Read more

Virus pushes US unemployment toward highest since Great Depression

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Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression.Read more