"This is a monumental change by (the Employment Development Department) that will allow more claimants to be paid on time," said Daniela Urban, executive director of the Center for Workers' Rights.
The weekly number of first-time applications peaked in early January at 900,000, and had been steadily dropping ever since.
In response to an unexpected surge in customer demand, businesses are posting job openings faster than they can fill them.
"I can promise you I will treat your family better than you do mine. And I'll fight for your constituents more, too," Ocasio-Crotez wrote on Twitter Sunday.
The June report showed a rapidly recovering U.S. economy that was performing better than expected, unlike April's numbers, which fell over 700,000 jobs short of forecasted estimates.
The clip, now viewed more than 10 million times, was filmed at a branch in La Mesa, California.
"I hope it will spark conversation for change in organizations," Maggie Mundwiller told Newsweek, after going viral for taking her son to a job interview.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called the high number of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims "astonishing."
Bitcoin fell about 7% Monday, dipping below $33,000 for the first time since June 8. Employment for workers earning less than $27,000 a year fell 23.6% in the first four months of 2020, while employment for workers earning $27,000 to $60,000 fell just 4.5%.
The Ohio job openings website lists more than 270,000 positions to fill in the state, as companies are struggling to reach needed staff levels.
California, along with several other states, has ended most of its pandemic restrictions and will begin requiring jobless workers to actively seek employment as of July 11.
Rebecca Mix landed her dad a job at Costco after a year of unemployment, thanks to the power of Twitter and Craig Jelinek, the company's CEO.
"We made this change to ensure that we can accommodate as many individuals as possible as they rejoin the workforce," Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Executive Director Shelley Zumwalt said.
Reynolds Wrap is hiring a "Rookie Griller" for a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" this summer.
The May jobs report showed that the economy added over 100,000 fewer jobs than analysts had projected.
Around 15.8 million Americans received unemployment aid during the week of May 8 according to a report from the Labor Department.
California is at the top of the list, with almost $21 billion in unemployment debt, followed by New York with over $9 billion and Texas with nearly $7 billion.
Meanwhile, a growing number of lawmakers have called for further direct payments to Americans.
Women have taken a disproportionately big hit economically during the pandemic due to heavy layoffs in female-dominated industries, remote schooling and a lack of affordable childcare. Here's what employers, the federal government and women themselves can do to help.
It's not just the loss of current income during the COVID crisis that will hurt millions of women financially, but also reduced future earnings and retirement benefits that will likely follow. As one economist put it, women may "eat the cost of the pandemic for the rest of their working lives."
The creation of the petition comes shortly after Greg Abbott announced that the extended COVID-19 unemployment benefits in the state will end on June 26, according to an announcement from Abbott's office.
Seventeen states have announced an end to the federal unemployment benefits.
The governor plans to have the state opt out of the federal benefits program in June.
A roundtable of experts recently spoke about the huge uptick in unemployment fraud cases.
Montana, South Carolina and Arkansas are stopping the extra $300 unemployment payment benefits as the economy rebounds. Several states have begun requiring those receiving unemployment benefits to show they are actively searching for work.
Chris Salcedo said Biden wants "near criminal levels" of taxes and touted Trump's 2017 cuts bringing in a "record $1.7 trillion" in revenue.
Ethereum, the world's second largest cryptocurrency, soared to a record high Monday as investors placed their bets on the coin's future in commerce and looked for an alternative to Bitcoin's lofty valuation.
"Raise your wages. Pay decent benefits," Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted, describing it as a "simple solution."