San Diego employers are struggling to find workers to return to work post-pandemic. Some restaurants have hired theater performers to fill the staffing shortage, while others have had to increase their hourly pay to convince employees to stay.
A new report released by the Labor Department on Friday found that employers added only 266,000 new jobs last month, roughly a quarter of what economists had predicted.
Along with the financial incentive to return to work, Montana will no longer offer expanded unemployment assistance by June.
Tesla's CEO plugged his appearance next week on Saturday Night Live by tweeting, "The Dogefather SNL May 8." And Dogecoin's price jumped 20% to $0.32.
The boost in sales comes at a time when economic growth is accelerating quickly, with most Americans benefitting from coronavirus stimulus and the amount of unemployed citizens sharply dropping.
The state has seen a loss of 49,500 jobs since the cruise industry came to a halt, with more than 6,000 former cruise workers having filed for unemployment.
The U.S. economy has been strengthening in recent months, showing signs of improvement after the damage of the pandemic.
Social restrictions, limits on nonessential businesses, and unemployment were the most commonly cited factors, the CDC study found.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, from March 21, 2020 to March 13, 2021, the number of applications for pandemic-based unemployment benefits continued to increase, costing the government over $5 trillion and adding $3 trillion to the Federal Reserve's balance sheet.
Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, told PBS "we are far from having a healthy economy."
Another 60 percent of Americans say they want to work for an employer who would require everyone in the office to get vaccinated before returning to in-person work.
The original bill passed by the House offered an additional $400 weekly payment through August, while Republicans proposed a $300 payment through July. A third proposal offered a $300 payments through October.
More than 1 million American workers filed new unemployment claims for the 50th consecutive week.
The moderate Democrat said businesses that are reopening by summer will need their employees back at work.
Governor Gavin Newsom's "Golden State Stimulus" might not be enough for those whose jobs were destroyed by the pandemic's effect on tourism.
Michael Strain, director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, also criticized increased unemployment benefits for "delaying" the recovery.
Although new weekly jobless claims have declined significantly since last spring, they still remain at historic levels.
"Any time the government is out spending money wildly," Florida Republican Representative Neal Dunn said, "they can actually debauch the currency itself."
On Tuesday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for December.
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A group of 10 Republicans want a bipartisan stimulus bill less than a third the size of what President Joe Biden has put forward.
A report from California State Auditor Elaine Howle said that the Employment Development Department did nothing to stop paying fake claims for months.
Around 900,000 workers filed for initial jobless claims last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
Trump has the worst jobs record of any president since Herbert Hoover in 1933.
Following a year of records the U.S. would rather forget, the stock market is about to set one that bodes well for the economic future—the best election-to inauguration day return for a first-term president since World War II.
The proposed coronavirus relief package includes around $1 trillion in direct relief to American families.
Initial jobless claims increased to 965,000 last week amid a sharp increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases and a record number of daily deaths. it won't be before 2023 that the 22 million jobs lost (in March and April 2020) are regained.
It took Congress less than a month to pass legislation giving a $700 billion bailout to bank executives during the financial crisis. Lawmakers have spent eight months mulling the far less expensive stimulus bill.
The Michigan governor said Tuesday the proposed funds would have been used as a "tax break" for big businesses.
Trump's delay in signing the bill means it will take a few days for government agencies and states to organize, shrinking the bonus unemployment benefit window from 11 weeks to 10, at a loss of $300 per job seeker.