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 this June 4, 2020, file photo, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle.
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AP News
June 18, 2020 - 11:46 am
About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy increasingly reopens and employers bring some people back to work. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
May 12, 2020 - 1:21 pm
A coalition of barbers, hair stylists and nail techs from the Philadelphia region is working to find a way to survive restrictions on residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve been told they cannot reopen for clients, and most of them say they have received no support. Read...
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A pedestrian walks by The Framing Gallery, closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich., Thursday, May 7, 2020.
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AP News
May 08, 2020 - 8:43 am
The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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KYW Staff
May 07, 2020 - 2:03 pm
State labor officials say more than 1 million New Jersey residents have filed for jobless benefits and the state has paid out about $2 billion since the coronavirus outbreak hit in March. Citing a crisis, Gov. Phil Murphy has called on the National Guard to assist at long-term care facilities in...
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A man writes information in front of Illinois Department of Employment Security in Chicago, April 30, 2020.
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AP News
May 07, 2020 - 8:41 am
Nearly 3.2 million workers sought jobless aid in the last week, raising the total number of layoffs in the United States to 33 million since the coronavirus struck. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
May 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the Philadelphia School District hires teachers. The question now is how many will they need for next year? Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2020 - 11:39 am
New Jersey's labor department has rolled out a program for self-employed workers and independent contractors — Pennsylvania is about a week behind. Read more here.
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A passer-by wearing a mask out of concern for the COVID-19 coronavirus, background center, walks past mannequins in a clothing store, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Boston.
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AP News
April 30, 2020 - 1:11 pm
Bleak new figures Thursday underscored the worldwide economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose past a staggering 30 million, while Europe's economies are in a record slide. Read more here.
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2020 tax form 1040
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Kristen Johanson
April 27, 2020 - 9:36 am
The stimulus check most Americans received is not taxable, but unemployment assistance is. A tax espert explains. Read more here.
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Instacart worker
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CNN
April 24, 2020 - 8:13 am
Instacart hired 300,000 workers in recent weeks to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries spurred by the pandemic. Now, the startup is seeking to hire another 250,000 workers over the next two months. Read more here.
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