The federal jobless aid program comes to an end as claims fall to pandemic low

U.S. 09/03/21, 15:36

According to most economists, various factors make it more difficult for businesses to fill jobs at current pay levels. Many unemployed people are afraid of contracting COVID-19 if they work in service businesses like restaurants or hotels. The abrupt termination of pandemic unemployment benefits on a large scale after this ...

Pandemic-era unemployment benefits ending for 7.5 million Americans soon

U.S. 08/19/21, 16:39

The enhanced federal unemployment benefits put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic will end in the next few weeks, ending the unemployment insurance boost for millions of Americans. According to The Hill, gig workers and other unemployed Americans receiving aid through programs created for the pandemic will see those checks end on ...

Nearly 2 million Americans refuse jobs to receive unemployment benefits

U.S. 07/15/21, 16:47

According to data reported by the latest Morning Consult survey, 1.84 million U.S. citizens reportedly turned down the possibility of entering a job to keep the Biden administration's unemployment bonus. President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, enacted in March, mandated a $300 weekly bonus for Americans who remained unemployed. This amount ...

Oklahoma to end COVID-19 unemployment benefits, offering $1,200 back-to-work incentive

U.S. 05/19/21, 04:55

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-Okla.) announced that the pandemic-related federal unemployment assistance for Oklahomans would be phased out, but the state will incentivize jobs by paying people $1,200 to get off unemployment benefits. The Oklahoman governor on Monday, May 17, signed an executive order establishing the Return to Work Incentive, which encourages ...

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