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  • Layoffs Planned for GM Plant on Lexington Ave. in Rochester (Upstate NY)

    04/09/2021 8:00:41 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 33 replies
    Rochester News Layoffs Planned for GM Plant on Lexington Ave. in Rochester Apr 9, 2021 Layoffs are planned this summer at the General Motors plant on Lexington Avenue. Union representatives say 255 hourly and salary workers will lose their jobs in August. That's nearly one-third of the people working there. GM is now using an outside supplier for fuel injectors. And the union has been told if the plant doesn't get new work from GM, the plant will close in about a year and a half.
  • Workers file 745,000 jobless claims as winter storm batters labor market

    03/04/2021 6:25:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/04/2021 | Noah Manskar
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week as February’s massive winter storm roiled the coronavirus-battered labor market, the feds said Thursday. The 745,000 initial jobless claims filed last week brought the total for the COVID-19 pandemic to nearly 80.4 million — a number more than twice the size of California’s population.
  • Jobless Claims Jump to 861,000, Much Worse Than Expected

    02/18/2021 7:53:45 AM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18 2021 | JOHN CARNEY
    New weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rose by 13,000 to 861,000 in the week that ended February 13, the Department of Labor said Thursday. Economists had expected claims to fall to 768,00 from the 793,000 initially reported for the prior week. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 55,000 to 848,000. Jobless claims can be volatile week to week so economists like to look at the four-week average. This fell to 833,250, 3,500 below the prior week’s average.
  • Biden: Americans who fear COVID-19 at work are entitled to jobless benefits

    01/25/2021 1:30:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 01/22/2021 | Kate Gibson
    President Joe Biden is calling on the Department of Labor to make this clear: Workers are entitled to refuse employment that jeopardizes their health, without sacrificing unemployment benefits. The issue is one that's played out differently state-by-state, with millions of Americans facing the choice of toiling at the front lines of a deadly pandemic or losing their ability to put food on the table.
  • Jobless Claims Top 800,000 For Third Straight Week

    12/23/2020 8:26:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2020 | John Carney
    New weekly jobless claims fell by 89,000 to 803,000 in the week that ended December 19, the Department of Labor said Wednesday. The prior week’s initial claims number was revised up to 892,000 from the initial estimate of 885,000.
  • US workers file 742,000 new jobless claims as COVID-19 surge continues

    11/19/2020 6:06:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/19/2020 | Noah Manskar
    Some 742,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as a surge in coronavirus infections threatened to shut down businesses again, the feds said Thursday. The latest batch of initial jobless claims brought the seasonally adjusted total filed during the coronavirus pandemic to roughly 68.1 million — equivalent to more than 42 percent of the nation’s workforce.
  • Exclusive: Data shows that half of 2019 donations to ActBlue came from untraceable 'unemployed' donors

    09/12/2020 11:19:20 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies ^ | September 12, 2020 | Hollie McKay
    Less than two months ahead of the presidential election – with concerns of foreign interference again at the forefront – a conservative political group is raising "serious concerns" about millions of donations reported by a major Democratic fundraising platform. A preliminary computer analysis by the Take Back Action Fund, obtained exclusively by Fox News, has found that nearly half of all 2019 donations to ActBlue were made by people claiming to be unemployed. Action Fund President John Pudner questioned the veracity of those donations and called it a loophole that must be closed for the sake of election integrity. "After...
  • NY is hemorrhaging cash — but de Blasio, Cuomo, unions refuse to face reality

    08/30/2020 6:03:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 29, 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio is set to send out layoff notices Monday, but trimming the city workforce won’t come close to addressing the ginormous fiscal and economic challenges ahead. Consider the July jobless figures out last week: 15.9 percent statewide, 20 percent (one of five workers) in the city. In The Bronx, 25 percent were jobless, a rate last seen during the Great Depression. New York’s numbers are far worse than those for the nation, which saw only 10.2 percent of employees off the job. And don’t blame it all on COVID: Last week, the state was posting the third-lowest number...
  • US workers file over 1 million jobless claims for 20th straight week

    08/06/2020 5:59:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/06/2020 | Nicolas Vega
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits topped 1 million for the twentieth straight week — bringing the total number of initial jobless claims filed during the coronavirus pandemic to more than 55 million. An additional 1.186 million people filed for unemployment last week, according to the US Department of Labor. Jobless claims were down 249,000 from the week prior, but at a total of 55.3 million, the number of Americans who have filed for unemployment claims during the course of the pandemic is greater than the populations of New York and Texas combined — and has long since...
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise to 1.41 Million

    07/23/2020 6:07:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/23/2020 | John Carney
    New claims for unemployment benefits rose to 1.41 million last week, data from the Department of Labor showed Thursday. This is the 18th consecutive week of initial claims above 1 million. Prior to March, initial claims had never risen as high as 700,000. Economists had forecast 1.3 million claims. The prior week was initially reported as 1.3 million claims. The Labor Department revised that figure up by 7,000. Claims hit a record 6.87 million for the week of March 27. Until this week, each subsequent week has seen claims decline. Continuing claims during the week ending July 11 fell to...
  • For Many, $600 Jobless Benefit Makes It Hard To Return To Work

    05/27/2020 5:22:40 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | May 26, 2020 | Scott Horsley
    Preschool teacher Lainy Morse has been out of work for more than two months. But the Portland, Ore., child care center where she worked is considering a reopening. Morse says she is dreading the idea, as much as she loves the infants and toddlers for which she cared. "They always have snotty faces. It's just one cold after another," she says. "It feels just like an epicenter for spreading disease. And it feels really scary to go back to that." In addition to risking infection with COVID-19, going back to work would also mean a cut in pay for Morse....
  • US Weekly Jobless Claims Double To 6.6 million

    04/02/2020 6:29:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/02/20 | Jeff Cox
    Initial jobless claims surged to more 6.6 million last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. That brings the two-week total to about 10 million due to the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown. The torrent of Americans filing for unemployment insurance skyrocketed last week as more than 6.6 million new claims were filed, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That brings to 10 million the total Americans who filed over the past two weeks. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected 3.1 million for last week, one week after 3.3 million filings in the first wave of what has been a record-shattering swelling of...
  • Jobless claims fall to 49-year low for third straight week

    09/20/2018 4:51:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Vicki Needham
    Applications for unemployment benefits fell to a new 49-year low for the third straight week, reflecting a tight job market. U.S. filings for jobless claims fell 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 201,000 in the week ended Sept. 15, the lowest level since Nov. 15 1969, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week moving average, which is a better gauge for the direction of job market, was 205,750, a decrease of 2,250 from the previous week's 208,000, the lowest level since Dec. 6, 1969 when it was 204,500. The effects of Hurricane Florence, which hit North Carolina and South Carolina last...
  • American Job Openings Now Outnumber the Jobless

    06/05/2018 5:17:29 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/5/18 | Eric Morath
    U.S. job openings rose to 6.7 million at the end of April, compared with the 6.3 million Americans who were unemployedThe U.S. had more job openings this spring than unemployed Americans. For the first time since such record-keeping began in 2000, the number of available positions exceeded the number of job seekers, the Labor Department said Tuesday, a shift that is rippling across the economy and affecting the behavior of employers and workers. U.S. job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 million at the end of April, a record high, and more than the 6.3 million Americans who were...
  • Vanity - Homeless, Sleepless, Drugs, Illegals, reign unabated in San Francisco & Los Angeles!!!

    02/21/2018 5:42:11 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 27 replies
    The state of California, the once Bright and Shinning star of the future of the USA Republic is that no more...not even a shadow of its former self. Once the land of aerospace, hot rods (auto engineering & development), surfers, massive tourism, now dies slowly on the vine of failed progressive, Democrat Party failed leadership and neglect. Read my lips..."There is no such thing as a free lunch. The streets of San Francisco & Los Angeles are filled with budding "tent cities" of the homeless, the streets are filled with garbage dirt, human waste rotting is the open air, unabated...
  • U.S. jobless claims near 44-year low; rate hike expected this month

    03/03/2017 3:22:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/2/17 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 44-year low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the first quarter.
  • Rachel Dolezal Is Nearly Homeless, On Food Stamps And Still White

    02/26/2017 3:25:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 132 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month. "There's no protected class for me," the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. "I'm this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I'm a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It's like I am the worst of all these worlds." Dolezal has applied for over 100 jobs, but has received...
  • Initial jobless claims jump by 21,000 to 6-month high

    12/22/2016 12:02:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 12/22/2016 | Steve Goldstein
    U.S. jobless claims jumped to the highest level since mid-June, the government said Thursday. The Labor Department said jobless claims in the week ending Dec. 17 rose a seasonally adjusted 21,000 to 275,000. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected claims of 258,000. The four-week average of claims, a less volatile indicator, rose by 6,000 to 263,750. ... The ratio of continuing claims to the total number of unemployed was 27% in November, compared to a low of 34% during the previous expansion. That’s an indication of fewer people eligible for unemployment insurance — perhaps, due to the rise of the so-called...
  • Claims for jobless aid reach highest level since early 2015

    05/12/2016 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2016 9:26 AM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs report. The Labor Department reported Thursday that applications for jobless aid rose by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 294,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose by 10,250 to 268,250, highest in nearly three months. […] “Today’s jobless claims report was a surprise, and not a positive one,” said Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors. “Jobless claims have moved sharply higher in recent weeks, reinforcing...
  • U.S. jobless claims hit 42-1/2-year low as labor market firms

    04/21/2016 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/21/16 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level since 1973, suggesting an apparent sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter could be temporary. While another report on Thursday showed a mild weakening in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region in April, manufacturers were fairly upbeat about business prospects in the next six months. This, together with labor market buoyancy bodes well for a pick-up in economic growth in the second quarter. "The labor market continues to improve. If the apparent slowing in GDP in the first quarter was truly a...