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Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr 9, 2021
The union said it would file an objection with the NLRB charging the company with illegally interfering with the union vote.
The Amazon fulfillment warehouse at the center of a unionization drive on March 29 in Bessemer, Alabama.
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Unemployment claims back up again

Apr 8, 2021
And a total of 18.2 million people were receiving some form of jobless aid the week of March 20.
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Employers add 916,000 jobs in March as hiring picks up

Apr 2, 2021
The March increase — the most since August — was nearly double February’s gain of 468,000.
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Unemployment claims rise back above 700,000

Apr 1, 2021
That signals many employers are still cutting jobs even as more businesses reopen, more vaccines go out and federal aid spreads.
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Unemployment claims hit lowest level since pandemic began

Mar 25, 2021
Still, a total of 18.9 million people are continuing to collect jobless benefits, up from 18.2 million in the previous week.
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Unemployment claims rise to 770,000 with layoffs still high

Mar 18, 2021
The four-week average of claims, which smooths out weekly variations, dropped to 746,000, the lowest since late November.
About 18.2 million Americans were receiving some form of jobless aid in the week of Feb. 27, down by 1.9 million from the week before.
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IRS will delay tax filing due date until May 17

Mar 17, 2021
The delay provides more time for both taxpayers and the IRS, given the pressure of the pandemic.
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Biden signs $1.9 trillion relief bill before speech to nation

Mar 11, 2021
“There is light at the end of this dark tunnel of the past year. There is real reason for hope," President Joe Biden said.
President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan in the Oval Office. He has drawn broad support for his management of the coronavirus response.
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Unemployment claims fall to 712,000 as pace of layoffs eases

Mar 11, 2021
It's evidence fewer employers are cutting jobs amid a decline in confirmed coronavirus cases and signs of an improving economy.
Though the job market has been slowly strengthening, many businesses remain under pressure, and 9.6 million jobs remain lost to the pandemic that flattened the economy 12 months ago.
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U.S. adds a strong 379,000 jobs in hopeful sign for economy

Mar 5, 2021
The February gain marked a sharp pickup from the 166,000 jobs that were added in January and a loss of 306,000 in December.
The February gain, however, represents just a fraction of the roughly 10 million jobs that were lost to the pandemic.
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