Sunday July 12, 2020
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/10/20
On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the broadest measure of people on unemployment continued to climb.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/08/20
After a lively rally on June 24 with nearly 100 workers, the stagehands union IATSE is calling a new rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol for July 15.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 7/02/20
The latest report by the Labor Department on Thursday, July 2 indicated new claims for aid for unemployed showed no improvement for the third week in a row.
Unemployment
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 6/22/20
Union stagehands and gig workers are rallying to extend unemployment at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on June 24 at 10 a.m.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/19/20
In six weeks, tens of millions of unemployed people face the end of the additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/12/20
On Thursday, June 11, reality finally caught up with Wall Street. For weeks there was a huge gap between the economy, where millions upon millions of people had lost their jobs and livelihood, and the soaring stock market which had turned positive for the year.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/05/20
But even if by some miracle the unemployment rate did go down, it should be seen as the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce.'
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/29/20
On Thursday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were 2.1 million new claims for state unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 23.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/23/20
On Friday, May 22, the monthly report on state-level labor markets saw the - unemployment rate for three states - Nevada, Michigan and Hawai’i - all soar to more than 20%, levels unseen since the worst of the Great Depression of the 1930s.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/15/20
On Thursday, May 14, the Labor Department reported more bad news, saying that almost 3 million people applied for unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 9.
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