Job Losses From Virus 4 Times as Bad as ’09 Financial Crisis

GENEVA — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday. The International Labor Organization estimated that the restrictions on business...

Filing for Unemployment? How Much It Pays and Who Collects.

The number of Californians in the unemployment line has dramatically increased the past few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is no literal line — filing for unemployment insurance takes place online — additional help from the federal governme...
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US Open Jobs Fall Sharply for 2nd Straight Month

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses sharply cut the number of jobs they advertised in December for the second straight month, an unusual sign of weakness in an otherwise healthy job market. “The trend in job growth...
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US Economy Adds a Strong 225K Jobs; Unemployment Up to 3.6%

WASHINGTON — Hiring jumped last month as U.S. employers added a robust 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. Despite the brisk pace of hiring in January, hourly pay ...