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States are upgrading IT and accessibility to unemployment insurance, but it's a long hard road.
Texas, for instance, sent out more than 1 million overpayment notices since the pandemic began.
Not all parts of the job market are hot.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' "reference week," used to calculate employment, included Jan. 12 — when omicron was at its worst.
Analysts say businesses are under pressure and economic confidence has suffered.
Weekly unemployment claims are still hovering at the lowest level we've seen since 1969.
States are taking different paths on paying benefits to people who lose their jobs for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The English town, struggling with a labor shortage like many other parts of the world, revived an old local tradition to help solve the problem.
The number of new jobless claims filed last week was the lowest since March of 2020.