Author: Audrey Bayne

  • U.S. senators introduce bill seeking changes to unemployment insurance program

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    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-), U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.), and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.) and a coalition of six Democratic and Independent senators on October 26 introduced a bill proposing several modifications to the joint federal-state unemployment insurance program. The act, among other provisions, proposes the following program changes: Unemployment…

  • U.S. weekly unemployment insurance claims rise to 210,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose 10,000 for the week ending Oct. 21 to a seasonally adjusted 210,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 2,000 to 198,000. The four-week moving average as of Oct. 21 rose 1,250 from the previous week’s revised average to 207,500. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…

  • California governor vetoes unemployment insurance benefits for striking workers

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    California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on September 30 vetoed a bill that would increase labor protections for striking workers. The California State Assembly and Senate on September 11 and 14, 2023, respectively, passed SB 799, which would have allowed workers who were on strike for at least two weeks to receive unemployment insurance benefits of…