Monday September 28, 2020
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BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 9/25/20
The latest weekly report on new applications for regular state unemployment insurance showed an unexpected increase in new claims.
Layoffs
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/18/20
The weekly report on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims issued on Thursday, September 17 by the U.S. Department of Labor showed that the economy continues to struggle.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/11/20
The latest report on unemployment insurance by the Department of Labor showed larger numbers across a number of measures. The number of new claims for regular state UI the week ending September 5 increased by 20,000 from the previous week. The same for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA for self-employed and gig workers, which rose by more than 90,000, or 12%. Together total new claims rose to almost 1.7 million for the latest week.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/06/20
The August jobs report released by the Department of Labor on Friday, September 4 showed that job growth continues to slow.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 9/04/20
On Thursday, September 3 the U.S. stock market took its biggest fall since in three months.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 8/30/20
On Thursday, August 27, the latest report on unemployment insurance shows that the U.S. economy remains stuck in the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
recession
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 8/14/20
With the additional $600 in unemployment benefits gone along with federal eviction protection, President Trump announced that a deal to restore the benefits and protect renters and home buyers “is not going to happen.” With tens of millions of people getting government aid, tens of thousands of evictions underway, and record numbers of people short on food, Trump’s statement may seem so beyond uncaring as to be almost senseless.
BY staff | Franklin, WI | 8/11/20
On the morning of August 7, a crowd of around 80 people marched outside a Strauss Brands meatpacking facility located in the small town of Franklin just south of Milwaukee. In the crowd were workers from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1473 (UFCW 1473) and their families, and members of other unions and community groups; most visibly immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera.
BY Masao Suzuki | - On Saturday, August 8, President Trump signed four executive orders that he declared would “take | 8/10/20
San José, CA - On Saturday, August 8, President Trump signed four executive orders that he declared would “take care of, pretty much, the entire situation.” But jobless workers will get little or no help from the triple whammy of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis and the recent loss of the additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits, known as the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, of FPUC.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 8/10/20
On Saturday, August 8, President Trump signed four executive orders that he declared would “take care of, pretty much, the entire situation.” But jobless workers will get little or no help from the triple whammy of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis and the recent loss of the additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits, known as the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, of FPUC.
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