Coronavirus Live Updates: $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expires as Officials Convene on Capitol Hill

Here’s what you need to know: Top officials work to break impasse over jobless benefit. The virus picks up dangerous speed in the Midwest, and in areas that had seen success. Thousands in Berlin protest Germany’s coronavirus measures. Maryland contact-tracing data offers clues as to where people may have gotten the virus. Another U.S. lawmaker […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Meet on Capitol Hill After $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expires

Here’s what you need to know: Top officials work to break impasse over jobless benefit that helped keep afloat millions of unemployed Americans. Three key developments in the U.S. on Friday that you may have missed. South Korea arrests the leader of a church where the virus spread rapidly. A school opened in Indiana. It […]

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Additional $600 a week in jobless benefits about to expire

The additional $600 a week in jobless benefits that became available to those collecting unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic is slated to expire at the end of the month, even as states across the country begin to see a surge in positive cases of COVID-19 triggering further lockdowns and potential layoffs. The Trump administration is […]

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Catalonia Lockdown, Croatia Election, Prince Andrew: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the . And now for the Back Story on … Jobless in Paris as fashion moves online The couture fashion shows in Paris will be virtual this week. For many who have, over the years, made the week a visual extravaganza, the coronavirus has meant unemployment. Our […]

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U.S. Jobless-Claims Figures Inflated by States’ Backlog-Clearing

U.S. Jobless-Claims Figures Inflated by States’ Backlog-Clearing (Bloomberg) — The weekly U.S. jobless claims report shows that 11 million people are on a new federal aid program geared toward the self-employed, accounting for more than a third of total claims across the country. But that figure — cited by economists alongside traditional claims in regular […]

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Jobless Claims Expected to Show Another Million Filings: Live Updates

[embedded content] Here’s what you need to know: The weekly tally of state jobless claims is again expected to exceed a million. Global stocks drift as investors await jobs data and virus outbreak updates. China plans a credit injection to jump-start its economy. Government relaxes loan forgiveness requirement that businesses rehire all workers. Hertz pulls […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Schools Face Financial and Logistical Hurdles

Here’s what you need to know: New U.S. jobless claims are expected to reflect continuing layoffs, even as reopening proceeds. Image A barbershop in Wantagh, N.Y., on Wednesday.Credit…Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Another huge weekly batch of new unemployment claims is expected to be reported on Thursday by the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg estimated that […]

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With Jobless Benefits Set to Lapse, Congress Is at Odds Over an Extension

WASHINGTON — With expanded jobless benefits put in place to help laid-off workers weather the pandemic set to expire by the end of July, Republicans and Democrats in Congress are at odds over whether to continue to provide substantial payments to tens of millions of Americans who are still out of work. Lawmakers in both […]

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Biden proposes scaling up employment insurance amid coronavirus unemployment surge

With the jobless rate soaring due to a partial shutdown of the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a plan to transform unemployment insurance into what he calls “employment insurance.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee proposes getting all 50 states to adopt and dramatically scale up short-time compensation […]

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Record 16.6 million have sought US unemployment aid since coronavirus outbreak

With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks. The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948. They paint a picture […]

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Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records […]

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