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Why Unemployment Claims May Be Overcounted by Millions

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Economic statistics were never designed to measure the sudden shutdown and restart of large segments of the U.S. economy. Still, if there is one question...
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Unemployment Benefits Program Has Issues With Fraud and Math

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Two weeks ago, shortly after she advertised an apartment for rent in the Bay Area, Barbara Lamb found five envelopes from the state’s unemployment office...
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Job Growth Slackens, Signaling Vulnerability of Recovery

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Job growth slowed further last month, the latest sign that the economy’s spring momentum has faded — and a warning that the recovery could go...
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Unemployment Claims Show Layoffs Continue to Batter Economy

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More than five months after the coronavirus pandemic began throttling the economy, layoffs remain widespread, the government reported Thursday, the latest sign of the labor...
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Unemployment Claims Rise as Rollout of $300 Benefit Lags

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The job market shows signs of softening, even as a move by President Trump to replace lost unemployment benefits is struggling to get off the...
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Oracle Pay Bias Case: Trump’s Labor Chief Accused of Intervening

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A senior Labor Department lawyer contends she faces removal from her job after objecting to Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia’s intervention in a pay discrimination case...