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State's labor woes continue despite nixing fed unemployment

The Capital Journal 29 Jul 2021
In a Monday statement to the Capital Journal, Johnson said he is hopeful Americans will reenter the workforce after South Dakota ended its participation in extra federal unemployment ... The Capital Journal contacted Noem’s office to ask Fury why South Dakota didn’t need more people before federal unemployment was cut.

Dow, S&P 500 snap 2-session skid as stock-market investors shake off signal that growth is waning; Robinhood IPO sinks

Market Watch 29 Jul 2021
U.S ... gross domestic product grew at an annualized pace of 6.5% in the second quarter, falling short of the average forecast of 9.1% produced by a survey of economists by The Wall Street Journal. Separately, data from the Labor Department showed first-time applications for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to 400,000 ... .

In Blacksburg, Northam proposes over $100 million on need-based college financial aid

The Roanoke Times 29 Jul 2021
Amy Friedenberger. Gov ... Northam rolled out his proposal Thursday at Virginia Tech ... Chris Hurst, D-Montgomery, who joined Northam in Blacksburg ... He said one in three Virginians applied for unemployment during the pandemic, and while many jobs are coming back, not all of them will. Support Local Journalism. Your subscription makes our reporting possible ... .

Part-time, full time, any time — we need workers now, business owners say

Atlantic City 27 Jul 2021
The state should pay bonuses to people who return to work, rather than to those who stay home and collect unemployment benefits, Palmisano said. The $300 federal subsidy on top of state unemployment benefits is not set to expire until after Sept ... Support Local Journalism.

DETR working to fix problem of erroneously charged ATM fees

Las Vegas Review-Journal 22 Jul 2021
State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Center (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal). Nevadans using a state-issued prepaid debit card for their unemployment benefits will not see out-of-network ATM fees while the card company addresses an error that caused some users to be charged extra at the ATM.

‘Journalism is sacred work’: Afghanistan’s front line reporters

Al Jazeera 21 Jul 2021
At the time Seddique was in the second year of her journalism programme at Kabul University ... “By choosing to pursue journalism, I already accepted the barriers and difficulties of working in this field in this country.” Bushra Seddique recently graduated from journalism school in Kabul [Barialai Khoshhal/Al Jazeera].

Report: Colorado’s prosperity ranking has slipped in the last decade

Montrose Press 21 Jul 2021
Colorado saw large drops in two pillars. Safety/security and economic quality ...The state has a high rate of labor force participation, but improving employment opportunities would be prudent as nearly 6% of the workforce are underemployed and the state has 15% youth unemployment,” Flanagan said ... Support Local Journalism ... .

LETTER: Democrats look to create a dependent class

Las Vegas Review-Journal 17 Jul 2021
Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @Erik_Verduzco. We give bonuses in the form of increased unemployment benefits to people who do not work, and we give nothing to those who worked through the pandemic. We give tax credits to people who do not pay taxes so they can have more children than they can afford ... .

Alabama jobless rate at 3.3% in June, better than national average

Dothan Eagle 16 Jul 2021
Kay Ivey's office said Friday the state unemployment rate was down slightly from 3.4% in May and much better than the rate of 7.7% from a year earlier, when many businesses were closed or operating at reduced capacity to limit the spread of COVID-19 ... Support Local Journalism.

Local reports show lowering unemployment rate, fast-moving housing market

The Bryan Eagle 16 Jul 2021
The region's unemployment rate continues to fall, and several key metrics indicate a strengthening local economy, according to area economists and business leaders — despite a continued dearth of employees in the leisure and hospitality industry ... The statewide unemployment rate was 6.5% at the end of May, and the U.S ... Support Local Journalism.

Pandemic layoffs pushed hospitality workers to leave industry

Phys Dot Org 15 Jul 2021
Unemployment in the hospitality industry reached 37.3% in April 2020 after many lockdown measures were put in place, according to U.S ... COVID-19's impact on unemployed and furloughed hospitality workers, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (2021).

Jobless Claims, Benefits Payments Ease as Recovery Accelerates

Wall Street Journal 15 Jul 2021
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal estimate the Labor Department will report that initial unemployment claims, a proxy for layoffs, ticked down to 360,000 in the week ended July 10 from a seasonally adjusted 373,000 a week earlier.

South Africa deploys 25,000 troops to end week of rioting

The Berkshire Eagle 15 Jul 2021
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's army began deploying 25,000 troops Thursday to assist police in quelling the weeklong riots and violence sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma ... Support our journalism. Subscribe today. →. “I spoke to some of the guys who are unemployed in my area to come and help ... “Lives have been lost ... ....

Republicans claiming workers are mooching off of unemployment are wrong — they just found better: WSJ

Raw Story 14 Jul 2021
In fact, many of the vacancies at lower-paid food service jobs are that when those people were unemployed, they found something much better ... The Journal called it an "exodus" that "could spell labor challenges" for low-wage workers who are paid so little that they're making more on unemployment ... Read the full report at the Wall Street Journal.

Jobless Pennsylvanians, attorneys fear more problems as work-search requirement returns

Penn Live 12 Jul 2021
HARRISBURG — Unemployed Pennsylvanians and their advocates are bracing for the return of work-search requirements, fearing the overburdened system is not yet equipped to handle another change ... Advocates fear that some unemployed residents don’t know about impending change, leaving them vulnerable to being denied assistance.