Tag Archives: Unemployment

How Coronavirus Changes Unemployment Insurance for Gig Workers

Gig workers are playing a bigger role in the American economy during the global pandemic. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explores whether their eligibility for unemployment insurance will continue after the virus passes. Photo: Justin Heiman/Getty Images Read the origin of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Update: Trump to Halt Immigration, States Drain Unemployment Funds

President Trump says he will temporarily suspend immigration to protect American jobs, states are quickly burning through cash for unemployment payments, and global markets drop after U.S. oil plunged below zero for the first time. WSJ’s Jason Bellini has the … Continue reading

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16 million total unemployment claims made in the past three weeks

Jobless claims continue to swell due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, totaling 16 million unemployment claims in the past three weeks. Read more Read the origin of topic at msnbc.com Latest Headlines

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Is Trump admin. doing enough to deal with ‘unbelievably awful’ unemployment?

Has the president done enough to deal with the economic crisis the coronavirus pandemic is creating? We discuss with former head of the Small Business Administration Karen Mills and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to Pres. Obama … Continue reading

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Why Unemployment Means More Money for Some Under Stimulus Bill

Under the new coronavirus stimulus package signed by President Trump, some workers may earn more money from unemployment benefits than what they earned before being laid off. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains why that is the case. Photo: Anna Watts … Continue reading

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Opinion: Bob Newhart’s Education About Unemployment Benefits

The comedian shares his personal experience with the incentives to work–or not. Image: Everett Collection Read the origin of topic at WSJ Live Video

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Unemployment claims skyrocket amid coronavirus

Assistance from the federal government is on the just as jobless claims reach record breaking levels Read more Read the origin of topic at msnbc.com Latest Headlines

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