Most recent state unemployment data show recovery continues to spread

In the past few days, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has released updated unemployment data showing the economic recovery continued to deepen and spread across the country in October. That data also suggests that ....

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Inspector general’s report confirms warnings of vulnerability of pandemic unemployment benefits to fraud

A recent report from the US Department of Labor (DOL) Inspector General (IG) spotlights why it’s far too easy to rip off the temporary federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.  The October 21 report, titled ....

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Congratulations, Governor, your application for pandemic unemployment assistance has been approved!

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program is unprecedented in the nature and number of its recipients. For the first time, this temporary federal program provides unemployment benefits to gig workers, independent contractors, and others with ....

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Unemployment claims continue to improve

Yesterday’s unemployment benefit claims report from the US Department of Labor (DOL) shows positive trends on multiple fronts, starting with first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits dropping below one million for the first ....

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Senator Schumer is upping his own demands on unemployment benefits

Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the following on the Senate floor regarding ongoing negotiations on extending the $600 federal unemployment benefit bonus: On unemployment insurance, a few Senate Republicans have belatedly accepted ....

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