Tag: unemployment benefits

  • California legislators pass bill to allow unemployment benefits for striking workers

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    The California State Legislature passed a bill Sept. 14 that would allow workers to claim unemployment insurance benefits after striking for two weeks. The bill now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) desk for his approval or veto. If Newsom signs the bill, it would take effect starting in January 2024. California lawmakers previously advanced…

  • U.S. weekly unemployment insurance claims fall to 216,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell 13,000 for the week ending September 2 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 1,000 to 229,000. The four-week moving average as of September 2 fell 8,500 from the previous week’s revised average to 229,250. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…

  • California legislators introduce bill proposing unemployment benefits for striking workers

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    The California State Assembly advanced a bill in late August that proposed allowing striking workers to claim unemployment insurance benefits after striking for two weeks. The deadline for introducing new legislation had passed, so legislators rewrote Senate Bill 799, which previously related to corrections and criminal rehabilitation, to propose expanding the state’s unemployment insurance availability.…

  • U.S. weekly unemployment insurance claims fall to 239,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell 11,000 for the week ending August 12 to a seasonally adjusted 239,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 2,000 to 250,000. The four-week moving average as of August 12 rose 2,750 from the previous week’s revised average to 234,250. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…

  • U.S. weekly unemployment insurance claims fall to 239,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell 26,000 for the week ending June 24 to a seasonally adjusted 239,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 1,000 to 265,000. The four-week moving average as of June 24 rose 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average to 257,500. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…

  • U.S. weekly unemployment insurance claims rise to 229,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose 4,000 for the week ending May 20 to a seasonally adjusted 229,000. The previous week’s figure was revised down by 17,000 to 225,000. The four-week moving average as of May 20 was unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised number at 231,750. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…