Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said he regretted signing the mask mandate ban, that "in hindsight, I wish that had not become law."
In July alone, employers added 943,000 jobs with the unemployment rate falling by 5.4 percent. A large number of the new jobs were in restaurants and hotels.
The gender pay gap is consistently in the news—yet the problem is not being readily resolved.
Researchers said the COVID surge due to the Delta variant is not likely to cause a spike in unemployment because there have been few shutdowns so far.
"Each claim is unique and there are a number of reasons why a claimant might be required to repay benefits," the state's labor department said.
"It's not a person shortage; it is in fact a gap in what employers want to pay, and what workers are willing to work for," Marc Perrone said.
Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 400,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
The employee shared a snap of the typed-out letter sent to all workers, which included capital letters and bold font.
The lawsuit alleges that the withdrawal of federal benefits was for "purely partisan and political purposes."
"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."