• Disney to lay off 32,000 workers, mostly from theme parks

    Disney to lay off 32,000 workers, mostly from theme parks

    In September, the company said it would lay off 28,000 people -- but that number jumped by 4,000 on Wednesday.
  • US workers file 778,000 jobless claims as COVID-19 crisis total nears 69 million

    US workers file 778,000 jobless claims as COVID-19 crisis total nears 69 million

    Some 778,000 American workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as a surge in coronavirus infections kept the labor market’s recovery under pressure, the feds said Wednesday. The
  • US workers file 742,000 new jobless claims as COVID-19 surge continues

    US workers file 742,000 new jobless claims as COVID-19 surge continues

    Some 742,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as a surge in coronavirus infections threatened to shut down businesses again, the feds said Thursday. The latest batch of initial
  • US workers file 709,000 new unemployment claims amid COVID-19 spike

    US workers file 709,000 new unemployment claims amid COVID-19 spike

    Another 709,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continued a slow recovery threatened by a dangerous new wave of coronavirus infections, the feds said
  • US workers file 751,000 jobless claims as COVID crisis total tops 66 million

    US workers file 751,000 jobless claims as COVID crisis total tops 66 million

    Some 751,000 American workers applied for unemployment benefits last week, continuing a recent decline amid a nationwide spike in COVID-19 infections.
  • US workers file 860,000 jobless claims, crisis total tops 61 million

    US workers file 860,000 jobless claims, crisis total tops 61 million

    Some 860,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the US labor market, the feds said Thursday. Last week’s initial jobless claims dropped from the prior week’s revised total of 893,000 but brought the total for the coronavirus pandemic to more than 61 million — a number …
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Higher Than Expected at 884,000

    Weekly Jobless Claims Higher Than Expected at 884,000

    The labor market’s recovery slowed this week as 884,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits, a number higher than most experts had expected. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones predicted 850,000 first-time filings for the week. Instead, last week’s filings were unchanged from the prior seven days. The week’s filings still sit well above the pre-pandemic record …
  • US workers file 884,000 jobless claims for second straight week

    US workers file 884,000 jobless claims for second straight week

    Some 884,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis stalled once again, new data show. That means a seasonally adjusted total of 60.1 million initial jobless claims have flooded unemployment offices during the COVID-19 pandemic — a number larger than the entire population of South Africa. …
  • Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August in Early Sign of Recovery

    Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August in Early Sign of Recovery

    The economy added 1.4 million jobs in August and new jobless claims fell below one million last week as the U.S. labor market hints at a gradual recovery from the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 881,000 initial unemployment claims were filed during the week ending August 29, the Labor Department …
  • US economy adds 1.4 million jobs in August as coronavirus recovery slows

    US economy adds 1.4 million jobs in August as coronavirus recovery slows

    The US economy added 1.4 million jobs last month in the latest sign that the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is losing steam, the feds said Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.4 percent in August as businesses continued to reopen following lockdowns that gutted the economy this spring, according to the Bureau of …