The US economy is reopening gradually but America's joblessness crisis continues to roar on.
Americans who have been laid off from their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic have been able to collect an additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits on top of what they get from their state. That extra relief was part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package known as the CARES Act.
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The Trump administration opposes a Democratic proposal to extend a $600 per week federal unemployment benefit approved in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said Tuesday. The $600 payment, which is in addition to normal unemployment benefits, "was the right thing to do,'' Scalia said, but is no longer needed as the economy begins to recover.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate ballooned to 6% in March, with 76,000 people out of work in the Pittsburgh metro area alone as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the country, according to the state Bureau of Labor Statistics. If that weren’t enough, time may be running out for those furloughed to get the best deals on health insurance. For some, a 60-day window that starts the date their previous coverage stopped, may be closing to shop for Obamacare, advocates say.
House Democrats' latest coronavirus relief proposal unveiled Tuesday includes more than $3 trillion in new spending, amounting to the biggest and most expensive aid package yet to deal with the global pandemic, Fox News has learned.
Many Minnesotans may soon be asked to return to work as the governor eases closure orders on some businesses. But if some refuse to go due to health concerns, they will likely lose unemployment benefits.
April’s report, to be released Friday, is expected to indicate that the pandemic inflicted the largest one-month blow to the U.S. labor market on record.
As businesses across the nation slowly begin to reopen, many laid-off workers face a difficult decision: Do they feel it's safe enough to return to their jobs?
Since the middle of March, Americans have filed more than 30 million claims for their first week of unemployment benefits, sparking a crisis of joblessness that materialized almost overnight.
Why it’s taken so long for some states to set up unemployment programs for freelancers, gig economy workers, and self-employed people.
House members were advised to return to Washington for a vote Thursday morning. meaning the bill could be on the president's desk by week's end.
With 22 million people trying to get unemployment at once, the system is overwhelmed.
The Paycheck Protection Program is up and running. So why can't anyone agree on how much a business is eligible to borrow?
The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program is intended to help small employers weather the pandemic.
Understanding this new CARES Act small business loan program, including what's available, how the process works, and what you need to do to apply.
The bill requires restaurants to spend their money within eight weeks in order to have the loan forgiven but with most restaurants closed or operating at much lower capacity, restaurant owners say that’s an impossible deadline to meet.
Lawmakers are at an impasse over how to allocate more money for the popular loan program.
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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has joined with Democrats from Washington and Pennsylvania to introduce legislation aimed at expanding the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.