Economy

Jobless claims down

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s weekly numbers, jobless claims dropped by 20,000 last week to 385,000. …

Unemployment rates improve slightly

(NBC) – The U.S. jobs market is improving, slightly, according to the Labor Department. 406,000 people filed for first-time unemployment claims last week. This is well above the norms before the pandemic crisis began, but these numbers represent the closest to pre-pandemic …

Oregon’s unemployment work requirements phasing back in

SALEM, Ore. – Work requirements for Oregonians receiving unemployment benefits are about to kick in again. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Employment Department suspended work requirements for those receiving Regular Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. Now, OED is …