economy

Unemployment claims jump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Americans are still hitting the unemployment lines in large numbers. The Labor Department reports that 898,000 people filed for first-time unemployment claims last week. That was higher than analysts expected. This was the highest number of unemployment claims …

Furloughed airline workers wait for stimulus bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The stalled coronavirus stimulus bill that has millions of Americans concerned is especially troubling for those in the airline industry, hit hard by the pandemic. Tens of thousands have been furloughed and more job losses could come if …

Stimulus talks back on?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) — The president appeared to back-track overnight and support some stimulus for the economy. It comes just hours after abruptly calling off talks on Twitter, saying there will be no relief until after Election Day. President Trump later tweeted, …

Trump ends COVID-19 relief talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – President Donald Trump has ended COVID stimulus negotiations until after the election. The president announced the decision through his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. He told his administration’s negotiators to end the coronavirus stimulus talks with Democrats until after …

September jobs report released

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) — Non-farm payrolls rose by a lower than expected 661,000 in the month of September. This represents a slide from the 1.5 million jobs added in August and the 4.8 million jobs added in June. In the final jobs …

KCC receives grant to build new apprenticeship center

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Community College received a $3-million grant to fund the construction of a new apprenticeship center. The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the grant to KCC, which will create a workforce pipeline starting in high school and transitioning …

Medford/JaCo Chamber aims to boost local businesses

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County is looking to kickstart southern Oregon businesses with a new campaign. “Kickstart Southern Oregon” is a county-wide sale looking to jumpstart the Rogue Vally economy. Starting June 15, businesses that join …

Oregon unemployment numbers at a record high

MEDFORD, Ore. – New unemployment numbers show the damage coronavirus has inflicted upon Oregon’s economy. Currently, more than 266,000 Oregonians are without a job. Unemployment has reached a record high in Oregon going from 3.5% in March to 14.2% in April. Now …