US Jobless Claims Fall to 547,000, Another Pandemic Low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, the lowest point since the pandemic struck and an encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market. Job Opportunities Increase wi...
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Audit: California Jobless Agency’s Inaction Led to Fraud

SACRAMENTO — California’s unemployment agency was warned early in the pandemic about an increase in fraudulent jobless claims yet waited four months before it made any substantive changes to its systems, according to a new audit released Thursday that blames G...

Audit: Millions May Have to Repay California Jobless Aid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's unemployment agency might have overpaid millions of people since March after it stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so they could process claims faster, according to a new audit released Tuesday. As millions of claims ...

US Jobless Claims Decline to a Still-High 900,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic. The Labor Departme...

US Unemployment Claims Jump to 965,000 as Virus Takes Toll

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs. The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Departme...