Unemployment

Rebekah Sager
August 11, 2020 - 3:29 pm
If you or someone you know has questions about the new unemployment benefits under Trump’s recent executive orders, here are the answers as it stands for now.
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A woman walks by a closed store, in London, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Unemployment across the U.K. has held steady during the coronavirus lockdown as a result of a government salary support scheme, but there are clear signals emerging that job losses will skyrocket over coming months. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday there were 649,000 fewer people, or 2.2%, on payroll in June when compared with March when the lockdown restrictions were imposed. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 11, 2020 - 9:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has kept a lid on its unemployment rate so far during the coronavirus pandemic but, scratch beneath the surface, there are worrying trends that will likely see the jobless total soaring by the end of the year. As department store Debenhams announced another 2,500 job losses...
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Eldis Sula
August 09, 2020 - 2:33 pm
Here’s a few things you need to know about President Donald Trump’s executive orders extending coronavirus relief and the status of a possible second stimulus check.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, pedestrians wearing face masks pass the Bank of England in London. The Bank of England left its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.1% on Thursday Aug. 6, 2020, as it expressed caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom's economy will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
WBEN Newsroom
August 06, 2020 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England predicted Thursday that the economic downturn in the U.K. economy might be less severe than it thought at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic - even as it warned it would take a longer time to heal the scars. The central bank opened the door to providing more...
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Eldis Sula
August 02, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Jobless workers are wondering when another stimulus package will be approved, and how it will affect their weekly payments. A new map from the Chamber of Commerce shows how different plans would impact unemployment benefits in every states.
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Eldis Sula
July 31, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Coronavirus relief for jobless workers officially expires today — but a new stimulus package is still a ways off. The weekly $600 unemployment benefits passed in March’s CARES Act officially end on Friday.
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Johnny Lopez
July 31, 2020 - 3:00 am
While lawmakers are currently negotiating a second round of stimulus checks, many Americans have yet to still receive their first payment. The IRS is now being urged to expedite the delivery of the checks to Americans in need.
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Eldis Sula
July 30, 2020 - 5:07 pm
While a second stimulus check seems all but certain, the timeline and amount of another round of relief is up in the air. According to the president, Americans may end up receiving a greater direct cash payment than previously assumed.
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Eldis Sula
July 27, 2020 - 6:23 pm
As the country continues to grapple with the effects of coronavirus, many Americans are eagerly wondering what will be included in a second stimulus relief bill. Here’s a look at the new proposal put forth by Senate Republicans on Monday.
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Patrice Jetter, a furloughed school crossing guard, poses for a photograph, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Hamilton, N.J. Jetter, who has cerebral palsy and partial hearing loss, wanted to work with kids when graduating from high school. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 25, 2020 - 11:47 am
The Americans With Disabilities Act was a major turning point in opening large parts of U.S. society to disabled people, but three decades after its passage disabled workers still face higher unemployment than other adults -- a problem compounded by the coronavirus pandemic. Sunday marks 30 years...
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