Tag: unemployment

  • U.S. unemployment insurance claims rise to 221,000 April 2024

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose 9,000 for the week ending Mar. 30 to a seasonally adjusted 221,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 2,000 to 212,000. The four-week moving average as of Mar. 30 increased 2,750 from the previous week’s revised average to 214,250. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…

  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims fall to 218,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell 9,000 for the week ending February 3 to a seasonally adjusted 218,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 3,000 to 227,000. The four-week moving average as of February 3 rose 3,750 from the previous week’s revised average to 212,250. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…

  • Kansas legislators introduce bill proposing state unemployment insurance benefit pause when federal benefit supplements are available

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    Kansas House of Representatives introduced House Bill 2570 on January 23, 2024, which proposed pausing state unemployment insurance benefits when the federal government creates temporary benefit supplements—such as the $600 weekly stipends issued by the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill also proposed the following: Unemployment insurance is a joint federal and state…

  • South Carolina lawmakers advance unemployment insurance indexing bill

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    South Carolina lawmakers on January 25, 2024, advanced a bill out of committee proposing to index the length of unemployment insurance benefits to the state’s unemployment rate. House Bill 4710 would reduce the maximum number of benefit weeks to 12 when the unemployment rate is at or below 5.5%. The bill would cap the maximum…

  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims rise to 205,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose 2,000 for the week ending December 16 to a seasonally adjusted 205,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 1,000 to 202,000. The four-week moving average as of December 16 fell 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average to 213,500. Unemployment insurance is a joint federal…

  • 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 rise to 248,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose 21,000 for the week ending August 5 to a seasonally adjusted 248,000. The previous week’s figure was unrevised. The four-week moving average as of August 5 rose 2,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average to 231,000. The number of continuing unemployment insurance claims, which refers to the…

  • U.S. weekly unemployment insurance claims fall to 228,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell 9,000 for the week ending July 15 to a seasonally adjusted 228,000. The previous week’s figure was unrevised. The four-week moving average as of July 15 fell 9,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average to 237,500. The number of continuing unemployment insurance claims, which refers to the…