Wages are rising and benefits are getting better. Trouble is, inflation is outpacing pay.
The Department of Labor has issued new guidance to states recommending they forgive pandemic unemployment overpayments where fraud is not involved.
While there are constraints on labor supply, we're seeing signs that some of them are easing, one economist says.
Some crash, others don’t work on mobile devices. In some states, workers have to wait to receive new passwords by mail to access their accounts.
Black workers were the only racial or ethnic group for whom unemployment rose in the most recent monthly data — to nearly 9%.
No more gig worker and self-employed benefits, no more extra $300 a week and no more extended aid for the long-term unemployed.
The Sept. 5 cutoff will take billions of dollars out of consumers' pockets.
Workplace mandates are likely to accelerate after full government approval of the Pfizer vaccine.
Their federal benefits — which add up to more than $6 billion a week — are about to run out.
Many states ended pandemic-related federal unemployment programs early, but there's no evidence it sent more people back to work.