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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US unemployment claims rose solely because claims in Louisiana quadrupled. What’s going on?

This morning’s headlines report that US initial unemployment benefit claims rose last week, with some suggesting that reflects a slowing economy due to surging coronavirus cases. The headline of a Wall Street Journal article offers ....

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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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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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Jones Calls for Extension of Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire

U.S. Senator Doug Jones of Alabama today issued the following statement calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to include an extension of emergency unemployment benefits—which are set to expire in the next week—in the ....

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