As Federal Unemployment Benefits End, Employers Still Struggle To Fill Vacancies
With labor shortages continuing, employers aren’t so sure ending the federal government’s extended unemployment benefits this week will lead to a rush of job seekers.
Sep 6, 2021 5:01 AM
Pressure Builds To Prolong Unemployment Benefits In New York, But Hochul Remains Unsure
"We will have more to say on this soon," a spokesperson for Hochul wrote in an email to WNYC/Gothamist. "No decision has been made at this time."
Sep 1, 2021 2:19 PM
End Of Federal Unemployment Benefits Could Bring "Perfect Storm" For NYC's Most Vulnerable
Come Labor Day, roughly 750,000 people in New York City will see unemployment benefits disappear entirely.
Aug 26, 2021 10:09 AM
Some Unemployed New Yorkers Will Have To Pay Back Money To The State After They Were "Overpaid"
The state's Department of Labor said some recipients got duplicate payments in April and May 2020. Now, they may have to return the cash.
Apr 18, 2021 1:08 PM
Women Account For 100% Of Job Losses At The End Of 2020, With Black And Brown Women Hit Hardest
The nation’s total net job loss was 140,000 jobs -- all to women, a disproportionately high number of whom were women of color.
Feb 2, 2021 1:06 PM
Compromise On COVID Relief Yields More Payments And Jobless Benefits, But "You Can't Call It A Stimulus"
The $900 billion deal is expected to pass this week.
Dec 21, 2020 12:17 PM
More Than 6 Months After Pandemic Hit, Flushing's Largest Food Pantry Still Overwhelmed By Demand
Demand has soared 900%.
Sep 27, 2020 1:04 PM
NY Sees A Spike In Unemployment Claims As Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Continues
First-time unemployment claims spiked in New York and across the nation, signaling layoffs are still happening.
Sep 24, 2020 3:48 PM
Republicans' New Coronavirus Relief Bill Is "Headed Nowhere," While Cuomo Rejects Raising Taxes On The Ultra-Wealthy
An earlier coronavirus relief package expired in late July.
Sep 8, 2020 4:54 PM
Don't Count On Getting Trump's Unemployment Checks Anytime Soon, If At All
"It's unfair to raise hopes of unemployed workers that it's going to mean any real assistance anytime soon."
Aug 14, 2020 11:32 AM
Unemployed New Yorkers Brace For End Of $600 Weekly Federal Help
The program expires on July 31st.
Jul 10, 2020 2:29 PM
NY Is Helping Uber And Lyft "Cheat The System" And Deny Drivers Employment Status, Lawsuit Claims
"It is just unconscionable that basically the Department of Labor is continuing to violate its own legal finding all to suit the needs of these corporations."
May 27, 2020 10:59 AM
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