Those who qualify could receive a free Android smartphone with 3GB of data each month and free international calls to select countries.
First-time unemployment claims increased the most last week in the states of Indiana, Kansas, Illinois and Michigan, with some economists saying the U.S. economy is "running on empty."
If Congress passes new legislation offering COVID-19 relief, people who received $300 payments from the Lost Wages Assistance program may need to return it if the payments overlap.
So far, two states are rejecting the plan that pays out less than the $600 provided under the CARES Act passed by Congress in March.
The House Speaker and Senate Minority Leader both warned that President Donald Trump's Saturday executive actions won't work and ultimately take money from workers, Social Security and Medicare.
President Donald Trump signed several executive orders Saturday which extend payroll cuts and a moratorium on evictions, as well as diverting funds to provide $400 in weekly enhanced unemployment benefits.
Research finds no correlation between the generosity of unemployment benefits and job finding.
"Everything about this case is profoundly offensive," said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain on Wednesday.
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia on Tuesday said the $600 per week in enhanced unemployment benefits shouldn't be extended past July 31, reiterating that it allowed a majority of jobless Americans to earn more not to work.
The CARES Act that has seen unemployed Americans received an enhanced benefit of $600 a week will expire at the end of July—but payments will end sooner.
Eight individuals are accused of creating bogus companies such as Charm Boutique and Infinite Cleaning to swindle California out of unemployment benefit money.
Even after receiving initial unemployment claims, some states have been slow in sending out financial assistance.
The Labor Department said a technicality may cause many Americans to have their $600 of weekly unemployment benefits cut off one week early at the end of July.
Multiple people in the state could have been overpaid, according to the Oregon Employment Department.
If you're unsure of how to claim unemployment benefits, Newsweek has you covered.
Around 31 states have been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program, as of Monday.
Celia Yap-Banago died on April 21 after contracting coronavirus at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, her family's attorneys said.
The Department of Labor released new figures showing another 3.1 million Americans filed initial jobless claims last week.
The benefits can be used to purchase food.
For every 10 Americans who successfully filed unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic, at least three or four more have been unable to register due to rampant state-by-state technological problems.
The new version of the bill allows for businesses with fewer than 50 workers to not not pay family and sick leave.
Many drivers were left stranded on their routes, and they worried about the loss of their jobs so close to Christmas.
Walker County police in Alabama were called about Gerald Baldwin walking on the side of the road while carrying an oxygen tank.
The study adds a new dimension to our understanding of how a mother can influence our health, according to its author.
Among low-income families, the number was even higher, with one in five adults too frightened to seek out benefits.
The former soldiers were accused of "gathering crowds to disturb social order" and "intentional assault" amid violent confrontations with security forces last year.
Lauren London, the girlfriend to late rapper Nipsey Hussle, said he would burn sage each morning.
A plant-based diet can boost both our physical and mental health.
The governor of California defied the Trump administration and advised workers to apply for unemployment benefits.