Wednesday October 27, 2021
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 11/26/20
On Wednesday, November 25, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that new claims for regular state unemployment benefits increased for the second week in a row, up 30,000 to 778,000.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 11/13/20
Within a week of the election, the pandemic in the United States has turned the corner, just as President Trump said. But instead of fading away, there has been a surge in new infections.
COVID-19, economy
BY staff | San José, CA | 11/09/20
On Friday, November 5 the U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly employment report for October, as President Trump faced defeat in the presidential election.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 11/01/20
For the second month in a row, U.S. stocks fell in October.
stock market
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 10/24/20
On Thursday, October 22, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were 787,000 new claims for regular state unemployment in the week that ended October 17. This was 55,000 fewer than the previous week, but still 20,000 higher than two weeks ago and almost four times as high as the same week a year ago. While new claims have fallen dramatically from the record high of almost 6 million in April, they are still higher than the pre-recession high of less than 700,000.
Unemployment
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/16/20
On Thursday, October 15, the U.S. Department of Labor reported the biggest one week increase in new claims for unemployment insurance since late July.
BY staff | San José, CA | 10/05/20
On Friday, October 2, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the official unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9% in September, from 8.4% in August. But of the almost one million people who left the official unemployment count, 70% stopped looking for work and did not find a job.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/02/20
The latest report by the Department of Labor on unemployment insurance applications shows that the tide of layoffs continues. But this week, major U.S. corporations announced even more layoffs to come as the economy tilts on the edge of a ‘double-dip’ recession.
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.
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