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22.05.2020 - 10:22 [ wsiltv.com ]

38.6 million have applied for unemployment since COVID-19

Roughly 38.6 million people have now filed for jobless aid since the coronavirus forced millions of businesses to close their doors and shrink their workforces, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Another 2.2 million people sought aid under a new federal program for self-employed, contractor and gig workers, who are now eligible for jobless aid for the first time.

15.05.2020 - 12:20 [ Forbes ]

About 40 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Since Mid-March—Politicians Need To Act Fast Before It’s Too Late

The Labor Department does not include all of the people who have finished collecting benefits, but did not find a new job. Small business owners, who had to close their companies down, have said that they haven’t been able to collect unemployment even though they aren’t earning any money.

08.05.2020 - 17:00 [ CNN ]

Record 20.5 million American jobs lost in April. Unemployment rate soars to 14.7%

(today)

The US economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday — by far the most sudden and largest decline since the government began tracking the data in 1939.

01.05.2020 - 09:49 [ CBS News ]

30 million people have lost their jobs in just 6 weeks

Another 3.8 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment insurance benefits last week, bringing the total number of Americans who have sought jobless aid since March to at least 30 million. All told, the layoffs amount to the fastest loss of jobs on record.

28.04.2020 - 03:19 [ The Hill ]

Don’t let the cure be worse than the problem itself

On March 22, President Trump famously tweeted that “we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.” While many rushed to critique Trump’s tweet based on the perception that he was trivializing the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, he was simply saying that we should look at net benefits: Weigh the costs and the benefits associated with policy prescriptions.

09.04.2020 - 16:05 [ Politico.com ]

Unemployment claims reach 16 million in three weeks as coronavirus ravages economy

Economic forecasts are becoming routine that predict unemployment will exceed its historic 25 percent peak during the Great Depression, and the number of jobs lost in a mere three weeks now exceeds the 15 million that it took 18 months for the Great Recession to bulldoze from 2007 to 2009.

03.04.2020 - 21:43 [ Krystal Ball / Twitter ]

6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment this week alone. That means 10 million Americans in the last two weeks. I don’t even know what to say.

06.12.2019 - 14:43 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved. Now, many people will. It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most.

06.12.2019 - 14:31 [ NBC News ]

Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

The USDA rule change affects people between the ages of 18 and 49 who are childless and not disabled. Under current rules, this group is required to work at least 20 hours a week for more than three months over a 36-month period to qualify for food stamps, but states have been able to create waivers for areas that face high unemployment.

09.08.2019 - 14:53 [ Ansa.it ]

Over one million Italians lost jobs during crisis

The number of unemployed in Italy jumped by more than one million people between the start of the global economic crisis in 2008 and 2012, the national statistical agency Istat said Thursday.

21.03.2019 - 06:04 [ Guido Fakwes ]

Unemployment Falls to Lowest Rate in 45 Years

(19.3.2019)

At the same time real wages have risen yet again by 1.5% after inflation, and the unemployment rate has fallen to just 3.9%. This is the first time it has been below 4% in 45 years. Guido is still waiting for those 800,000 job losses that the Remain Campaign promised us…