Thousands of cars line up at San Antonio food bank from before dawn as millions file for unemployment across the country

‘Being a steward of the resources of the food that we have, especially in a rationed environment … the biggest challenges for us is when we see families that need, and when we don’t have all the resources that we want to give them, that’s what breaks our heart. And that’s what really emboldens us […]

With no end in sight to pandemic, fear of unemployment stalks workers

Pham Xuan Hong, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Association of Garments, Textiles, Embroidery and Knitting, said the rate of layoffs this time around is less than during the first wave because many companies are trying to keep their employees, waiting for the disease to be controlled and hoping orders would rise again in […]

Delayed salary payouts have the Covid-19 unemployed in a fix

Four days after the company shut down, the finance director sent a letter to tell employees “maybe the South Korean side would be stable, so April’s salaries could be paid.”

9 minutes at 9 p.m. on Sept. 9: Congress, Akhilesh Yadav urge people to switch off lights to highlight unemployment woes

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav asked people to switch off lights in their homes at 9 p.m. for nine minutes on September 9 in the midst of the “darkness of unemployment” of youths and their families. He asked people to light the torch of revolution and add to the voice of the youngsters.

Tejashwi Yadav urges people to light lamps, lanterns at 9 p.m. against unemployment, privatisation in Bihar

“I, along with my mother Rabri Devi, will light a lantern for nine minutes at 9 pm tonight on the terrace of my house in support of jobless youths who are expressing anger against unemployment and self-help groups who are opposing privatisation of government establishments,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Hanoians queue for post-Covid-19 unemployment benefit

According to a representative from the centre, the number of unemployment insurance applications was higher than previous years in the second quarter, due to the pandemic. Between June 1 and 9, the centre served 3,600 unemployment benefit receivers. People can also register to work with the centre through a mobile phone application. The General Statistics […]

Rishi Sunak urged to stump up £15bn to protect 1m from unemployment

The analysis comes as pressure mounts on the chancellor to extend the Treasury’s furlough scheme beyond the end of October. The Office for Budget Responsibility, the government’s economics forecaster, has warned as many as 1.25 million jobs could be lost when the programme ends, after supporting as many as 9.6 million jobs since its launch […]

Another 884,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

That said, the headline number only counts claims for regular benefits that not everyone who lost their livelihood due to the pandemic has access to. That’s why claims for benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, that help workers like independent contractors, are so important. First-time claims under the PUA program totaled 838,916 last […]

Number of Americans seeking unemployment aid is rising

Just over 857,000 workers applied for first-time unemployment aid in the week ending September 5, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s up 20,000 from the week before, continuing last week’s trend of rising claims. On an adjusted basis, 884,000 people filed initial claims last week.

Jobless claims steady at 884K despite decline in unemployment rate

The Senate is set to vote Thursday on a $500 billion relief package that Democratic leaders have already declared dead on arrival. The bill is not expected to get the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate and head to the House, where it would likely die anyway, but Republican leaders are eyeing the vote […]