Unemployment

Federal Reserve: Businesses Say Vaccine Mandates Are Hurting Employment

The Fed's so-called Beige Book noted that the U.S. economy has been "dampened by a low supply of workers," partially due to vaccine mandates.

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Unemployment Claims Fall to Pandemic Low Amid Tight Labor Market

First-time filings for unemployment claims totaled 290,000 for that week ended on Oct. 16, reporting that the figure was down 6,000 from the previous week.

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Consumer Goods Giant to Raise Prices on More Staples, Blames Increase in Cost on Raw Materials

Procter & Gamble Co. said it would begin to charge more for oral care, beauty, and razors. Earlier this year, Procter & Gamble said it would charge more for toilet paper and diapers.

The Epoch Times

Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Beginning of COVID-19 Pandemic Last Year

The claims decreased to 293,000 last week, as compared with 329,000 a week earlier, the agency said. The four-week moving average for unemployment claims fell to 334,250-the lowest since March 2020.

The Epoch Times

What To Expect From The September NFP Report 

There has been a debate raging in both political and business circles that is about to be answered. The question? How are Federal unemployment subsidies enacted in the wake of...

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Jobless Claims Rise Above Expectations, Sapping Confidence in Labor Market Recovery

First-time filings for unemployment insurance-a proxy for layoffs-came in at 362,000 for the week ending on Sept. 25, an increase of 11,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said in a statement.

The Epoch Times

Jobless Claims Rise Above Expectation to Highest Level in a Month

First-time filings for unemployment insurance-a proxy for layoffs-came in at 351,000 for the week ending Sept. 18, a rise of 16,000 from the previous week's revised level of 335,000.

The Epoch Times

Jobless Claims Rise as Pandemic Fears and Supply Chain Crunch Weigh on Recovery

First-time filings for unemployment insurance-a proxy for layoffs-came in at 332,000 for the week ending Sept. 11, a rise of 20,000 from the previous week's revised level of 310,000.

The Epoch Times

Household Income of Americans Fell in 2020 for First Time Since 2011: Census Bureau

The median household income was $67,521 in 2020, a decrease of 2.9 percent from the 2019 median of $69,560 and the first significant decline since 2011, the Census said in its findings published Sept. 14.

The Epoch Times

Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Unemployment Data Release

Wall Street futures edged up on Thursday as investors looked to the weekly jobless claims filings.

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Fresh Pandemic-Era Low

First-time filings for unemployment insurance, a proxy for layoffs, came in at 340,000 for the week ending Sept. 2. This is the lowest weekly claims figure since March 14, 2020, when 256,000 people filed for unemployment.

Millions of Americans Set to Lose Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Next Week, No Signs of States Extending

Around 7.5 million Americans are set to fall off a "benefits cliff" as the September cutoff looms for the federal pandemic unemployment programs.