All Articles on Unemployment

"Federal policymakers need to act now to reinstate the $600 unemployment insurance benefits to the 30+ million workers who are desperately trying to make ends meet," writes Gould in response to Friday's latest job numbers. "And, those benefits are supporting a huge amount of spending, which means, with it, the loss of about five million jobs." (Photo: Getty Images) Views
As Economic Bounceback Deflates, Lawmakers Must Act Now to Reinstate the $600 Unemployment Boost
Job gains in the United States slowed considerably in July.
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) arrives at the Senate chamber as the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues at the U.S. Capitol on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Republican Senators Commit Political Suicide by Holding Up Stimulus in Election Year
Republicans are always destructive and regressive, both aggressively anti-people and anti-planet, if not individually, then certainly as a party.
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"They're Playing With Us": Anger With GOP Growing as $600 Unemployment Benefit Lapses
"All our government wants is money in their pockets, while the people are poor and starving and scrounging."
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The long-term systemic reason that working people are willing to accept jobs that cannot provide enough income to cover basic needs is because they are unable to organize and demand higher wages. Unionization is clearly tied to higher and more equal wages. (Photo: SEIU via Twitter) Views
The 1 Percent's Attack on Unemployment Benefits is a Sign of Our Broken Democracy
If policymakers care about motivating people to work, they should focusing on raising the minimum wage and giving workers a voice in decisionmaking.
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Workers install a solar PV power system. (Photo: Team Massachusetts 4D Home/flickr/cc) News
New Analysis Details How Electrifying the US Economy by 2035 Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs
"We can achieve a just transition to a better world out of the wreckage of this economic crisis... The only thing standing in the way is political will."
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Yale Study on $600 Unemployment Lifeline Championed by Democrats Destroys Favorite GOP Talking Point
The analysis comes as Senate Republicans are trying to cut the expanded benefits for workers who have lost jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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'This Whole House of Cards Is Gonna Collapse': GOP Shutters Senate With US on Verge of Economic Catastrophe
"The magnitude of suffering this is about to cause is so immense."
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'Unconscionable': As Unemployment Claims Tick Upward, GOP Seeks to Gut $600 Weekly Benefit
"A disaster of Congress' making is looming for those who have lost their livelihoods during the global pandemic."
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With 'Economic Calamity' Looming, Progressive Groups Demand Unemployment Insurance Benefit Remain in Place
"Unemployment Insurance is keeping the economy afloat."
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Bolstering Case for Extending Unemployment Relief—and Higher Wages Overall—Study Shows Recipients Spent More During Pandemic
"Shocker: Working people spend money when they have it."
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