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Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

An Illinois Republican state representative on Tuesday announced plans to seek the recall of Gov. J.B. Pritzker because of woes in the state’s unemployment off [...] Read full article: Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due t...→

Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due to Unemployment Woes

An Illinois Republican state representative on Tuesday announced plans to seek the recall of Gov. J.B. Pritzker because of woes in the state’s unemployment off [...] Read full article: Legislator Seeking Pritzker Recall Due t...→

Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrocketed in April Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns, but Other Cities Are Even Worse

Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrocketed in April Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns, but Other Cities Are Even Worse

Philadelphia’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.5% in April, up from 5% in March, but dozens of other major metropolitan areas are worse off due to the coro [...] Read full article: Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrockete...→

Virginia unemployment rate in double digits due to pandemic | WTOP

Virginia’s unemployment rate shot up into the double digits in April due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it. Read full article: Virginia unemployment rate in double dig...→

Mall Of America Seeking Help From State Due To COVID-19 Financial Hit

Mall Of America Seeking Help From State Due To COVID-19 Financial Hit

Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he would support legislation that would allow the mall to tap into a tax increment financing fund that alre [...] Read full article: Mall Of America Seeking Help From State ...→

Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing about Md. unemployment system woes | WTOP

More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system. Read full article: Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing ab...→

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. JB Pritzker has said there is no real backlog on jobless claims in Illinois. But on Monday night, our sources said the backlog is real, and getting longer [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployme...→

Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits left frustrated due to flawed website

Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits left frustrated due to flawed website

OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Frustrations continue to mount for unemployed Floridians who are seeking benefits and money from the state, as they continue to... Read full article: Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits l...→

How high will the unemployment rate get due to coronavirus?

How high will the unemployment rate get due to coronavirus?

A recent report from the the U.S. Department of Labor shows that roughly 22 million people across the country have applied for unemployment in the last month. [...] Read full article: How high will the unemployment rate get ...→

5.2 million more people seeking unemployment benefits

5.2 million more people seeking unemployment benefits

The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck caused 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week Read full article: 5.2 million more people seeking unemploy...→

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-person Limit

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-person Limit

Illinois’ Democratic governor is being sued by the state’s Republican Party, which is seeking exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings issued on [...] Read full article: GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From...→

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker admitted on Friday that he’s worried about an uptick in coronavirus cases in the next two to three weeks following recent protests [...] Read full article: Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus...→

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

We have taken the allegations made by IDES workers to Gov. JB Pritzker to see how he plans to address the concerns they brought up. Read full article: CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinoi...→

Total Recall?  GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting it’s not ‘impossible,’ but conceding ‘it’s going to be difficult’

Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting it’s not ‘impossible,’ but conceding ‘it’s going to be difficult’

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn said he would "happily" take his recall petition "off the table," if the governor fixes the problem. But it might not matter what S [...] Read full article: Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust...→

SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On Unemployment

SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On Unemployment

After getting laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers make more money by staying at home on unemployment than they would if they still had their jo [...] Read full article: SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Wor...→

DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city government pay raises due to coronavirus budget woes

DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city government pay raises due to coronavirus budget woes

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that due to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the city will enforce a hiring and spending [...] Read full article: DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city g...→

Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Benefits Keep Getting Locked Out Due To Minor Mistakes

Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Benefits Keep Getting Locked Out Due To Minor Mistakes

The state’s unemployment benefits system was designed to catch fraudsters trying to collect benefits to which they are not entitled. If they get a birth date o [...] Read full article: Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Be...→

Pritzker: Unemployment system operating at '99.9 percent'

The governor defends his efforts to help the jobless and rejects pleas to reopen the state more quickly. Read full article: Pritzker: Unemployment system operating ...→

Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to Coronavirus

Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to Coronavirus

The U.S. unemployment rate is still on an upward trend, with roughly 30.3 million Americans now having lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus pande [...] Read full article: Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to C...→

New 'Perc' program to help those seeking unemployment aid

Brooklyn Law School is setting up a special program to help those seeking unemployment aid.  Read full article: New 'Perc' program to help those seeking...→

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

A growing number of people are complaining through online posts as well as in comments to this news organization that the website operated by the state’s Emplo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD...→

Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' Help With Unemployment System: Private Sector Does Some Things Better

Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' Help With Unemployment System: Private Sector Does Some Things Better

For weeks, we’ve heard the money coming for unemployment benefits in Illinois and will be there. But that is little consolation to the tens of thousands of job [...] Read full article: Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' ...→

California says that gig workers can get unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 losses

California says that gig workers can get unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 losses

California’s top labor official said in a letter released Tuesday that anyone in the state who has lost income and is an independent contractor can seek financ [...] Read full article: California says that gig workers can get...→

Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion Budget Shortfall This Year, $4.6 Billion Next Year Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion Budget Shortfall This Year, $4.6 Billion Next Year Due To COVID-19 Crisis

“You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to see that the virus is going to hit our budget hard, a reality that is being visited upon every state in the United S [...] Read full article: Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion ...→

Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida

When the tourists stopped coming in March, so did Lorin Lynch’s paychecks from a Tampa Bay hotel. She burned through her savings while awaiting financial relie [...] Read full article: Unemployment woes a mounting strain on T...→

Black Americans discuss pain, uncertainty of unemployment due to COVID-19

Black Americans discuss pain, uncertainty of unemployment due to COVID-19

“I have a toddler here who's 1, she has breathing problems. ...And my oldest daughter, she was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer years ago. So, I've been ou [...] Read full article: Black Americans discuss pain, uncertaint...→

NYC couples seeking marriage licenses face four-month wait due to coronavirus

NYC couples seeking marriage licenses face four-month wait due to coronavirus

Before the office closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, it issued upwards of 200 licenses a day, which had to be obtained in person. Read full article: NYC couples seeking marriage licenses fa...→

New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, Now 1 in 7 Workers Seeking Unemployment Benefits

New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, Now 1 in 7 Workers Seeking Unemployment Benefits

An estimated 70,000 people were already out of work before coronavirus hit New Jersey, causing labor numbers from fall from best-ever 10 months ago to worst-ev [...] Read full article: New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, ...→

State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Motion Against Pritzker for Unemployment Handling

State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Motion Against Pritzker for Unemployment Handling

Illinois Rep. Allen Skillicorn says a recall resolution is on the table if Gov. J.B. Pritzker fails to fix the state’s unemployment claims website, the represe [...] Read full article: State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Moti...→

Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits

Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits

The state will begin processing claims for independent contractors and gig workers next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced during his daily coronavirus press b [...] Read full article: Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemi...→

Pritzker Expected to Address Unemployment Concerns in Illinois Thursday

Pritzker Expected to Address Unemployment Concerns in Illinois Thursday

NOTE: Watch the governor’s daily briefing live in the player above beginning at 2:30 p.m. or stream it here. As Illinois prepares to begin slowly reopening, le [...] Read full article: Pritzker Expected to Address Unemploymen...→

Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Department Of Labor Online System Crashes Again, Causing Even More Angst

Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Department Of Labor Online System Crashes Again, Causing Even More Angst

Frustration is mounting for people in the Tri-State Area who are trying to apply for unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Depa...→

Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosing Not To Return To Work Due To Coronavirus Can Still Get Unemployment Benefits

Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosing Not To Return To Work Due To Coronavirus Can Still Get Unemployment Benefits

Texans can continue to receive unemployment benefits throughout the COVID-19 response if they choose not to return to work for reasons specified by TWC. Read full article: Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosi...→

Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge new jobless program, although woes hound system

Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge new jobless program, although woes hound system

Reeling from a pandemic of problems for the call center and the web site, the state EDD is preparing to roll out an ambitious new undertaking whose aim is to d [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge...→

Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help Those Seeking Unemployment Assistance

Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help Those Seeking Unemployment Assistance

Amid unprecedented requests for unemployment benefits because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials with the Illinois Department of Employment Securit [...] Read full article: Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help ...→

Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Release Due to COVID-19, Asthma and Heart Woes

Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Release Due to COVID-19, Asthma and Heart Woes

The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas is asking to be released from prison to home detention because his teenage asthma di [...] Read full article: Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Re...→

Unemployment woes continue for many out of work New Yorkers

Unemployment woes continue for many out of work New Yorkers

As unemployment systems are overloaded, official say the process is working, or at least improving. But some without work say that's not the case. Read full article: Unemployment woes continue for many out ...→

Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemployment System Overload

Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemployment System Overload

House Republicans are complaining that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker hasn’t done enough to fix a state unemployment system overwhelmed by 500,000 first-time cl [...] Read full article: Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemploy...→

Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida

When the tourists stopped coming in March, so did Lorin Lynch’s paychecks from a Tampa Bay hotel. She burned through her savings while awaiting financial relie [...] Read full article: Unemployment woes a mounting strain on T...→

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker admitted on Friday that he’s worried about an uptick in coronavirus cases in the next two to three weeks following recent protests [...] Read full article: Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus...→

Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrocketed in April Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns, but Other Cities Are Even Worse

Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrocketed in April Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns, but Other Cities Are Even Worse

Philadelphia’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.5% in April, up from 5% in March, but dozens of other major metropolitan areas are worse off due to the coro [...] Read full article: Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrockete...→

Total Recall?  GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting it’s not ‘impossible,’ but conceding ‘it’s going to be difficult’

Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting it’s not ‘impossible,’ but conceding ‘it’s going to be difficult’

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn said he would "happily" take his recall petition "off the table," if the governor fixes the problem. But it might not matter what S [...] Read full article: Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust...→

Virginia unemployment rate in double digits due to pandemic | WTOP

Virginia’s unemployment rate shot up into the double digits in April due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it. Read full article: Virginia unemployment rate in double dig...→

New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, Now 1 in 7 Workers Seeking Unemployment Benefits

New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, Now 1 in 7 Workers Seeking Unemployment Benefits

An estimated 70,000 people were already out of work before coronavirus hit New Jersey, causing labor numbers from fall from best-ever 10 months ago to worst-ev [...] Read full article: New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, ...→

DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city government pay raises due to coronavirus budget woes

DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city government pay raises due to coronavirus budget woes

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that due to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the city will enforce a hiring and spending [...] Read full article: DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city g...→

Mall Of America Seeking Help From State Due To COVID-19 Financial Hit

Mall Of America Seeking Help From State Due To COVID-19 Financial Hit

Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he would support legislation that would allow the mall to tap into a tax increment financing fund that alre [...] Read full article: Mall Of America Seeking Help From State ...→

Pritzker Expected to Address Unemployment Concerns in Illinois Thursday

Pritzker Expected to Address Unemployment Concerns in Illinois Thursday

NOTE: Watch the governor’s daily briefing live in the player above beginning at 2:30 p.m. or stream it here. As Illinois prepares to begin slowly reopening, le [...] Read full article: Pritzker Expected to Address Unemploymen...→

Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to Coronavirus

Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to Coronavirus

The U.S. unemployment rate is still on an upward trend, with roughly 30.3 million Americans now having lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus pande [...] Read full article: Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to C...→

Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosing Not To Return To Work Due To Coronavirus Can Still Get Unemployment Benefits

Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosing Not To Return To Work Due To Coronavirus Can Still Get Unemployment Benefits

Texans can continue to receive unemployment benefits throughout the COVID-19 response if they choose not to return to work for reasons specified by TWC. Read full article: Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosi...→

New 'Perc' program to help those seeking unemployment aid

Brooklyn Law School is setting up a special program to help those seeking unemployment aid.  Read full article: New 'Perc' program to help those seeking...→

Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits left frustrated due to flawed website

Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits left frustrated due to flawed website

OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Frustrations continue to mount for unemployed Floridians who are seeking benefits and money from the state, as they continue to... Read full article: Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits l...→

Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help Those Seeking Unemployment Assistance

Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help Those Seeking Unemployment Assistance

Amid unprecedented requests for unemployment benefits because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials with the Illinois Department of Employment Securit [...] Read full article: Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help ...→

Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' Help With Unemployment System: Private Sector Does Some Things Better

Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' Help With Unemployment System: Private Sector Does Some Things Better

For weeks, we’ve heard the money coming for unemployment benefits in Illinois and will be there. But that is little consolation to the tens of thousands of job [...] Read full article: Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' ...→

5.2 million more people seeking unemployment benefits

5.2 million more people seeking unemployment benefits

The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck caused 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week Read full article: 5.2 million more people seeking unemploy...→

Unemployment woes continue for many out of work New Yorkers

Unemployment woes continue for many out of work New Yorkers

As unemployment systems are overloaded, official say the process is working, or at least improving. But some without work say that's not the case. Read full article: Unemployment woes continue for many out ...→

Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion Budget Shortfall This Year, $4.6 Billion Next Year Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion Budget Shortfall This Year, $4.6 Billion Next Year Due To COVID-19 Crisis

“You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to see that the virus is going to hit our budget hard, a reality that is being visited upon every state in the United S [...] Read full article: Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion ...→

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-person Limit

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-person Limit

Illinois’ Democratic governor is being sued by the state’s Republican Party, which is seeking exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings issued on [...] Read full article: GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From...→

Black Americans discuss pain, uncertainty of unemployment due to COVID-19

Black Americans discuss pain, uncertainty of unemployment due to COVID-19

“I have a toddler here who's 1, she has breathing problems. ...And my oldest daughter, she was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer years ago. So, I've been ou [...] Read full article: Black Americans discuss pain, uncertaint...→

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

We have taken the allegations made by IDES workers to Gov. JB Pritzker to see how he plans to address the concerns they brought up. Read full article: CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinoi...→

NYC couples seeking marriage licenses face four-month wait due to coronavirus

NYC couples seeking marriage licenses face four-month wait due to coronavirus

Before the office closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, it issued upwards of 200 licenses a day, which had to be obtained in person. Read full article: NYC couples seeking marriage licenses fa...→

SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On Unemployment

SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On Unemployment

After getting laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers make more money by staying at home on unemployment than they would if they still had their jo [...] Read full article: SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Wor...→

State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Motion Against Pritzker for Unemployment Handling

State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Motion Against Pritzker for Unemployment Handling

Illinois Rep. Allen Skillicorn says a recall resolution is on the table if Gov. J.B. Pritzker fails to fix the state’s unemployment claims website, the represe [...] Read full article: State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Moti...→

Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Benefits Keep Getting Locked Out Due To Minor Mistakes

Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Benefits Keep Getting Locked Out Due To Minor Mistakes

The state’s unemployment benefits system was designed to catch fraudsters trying to collect benefits to which they are not entitled. If they get a birth date o [...] Read full article: Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Be...→

Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing about Md. unemployment system woes | WTOP

More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system. Read full article: Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing ab...→

Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits

Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits

The state will begin processing claims for independent contractors and gig workers next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced during his daily coronavirus press b [...] Read full article: Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemi...→

Pritzker: Unemployment system operating at '99.9 percent'

The governor defends his efforts to help the jobless and rejects pleas to reopen the state more quickly. Read full article: Pritzker: Unemployment system operating ...→

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. JB Pritzker has said there is no real backlog on jobless claims in Illinois. But on Monday night, our sources said the backlog is real, and getting longer [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployme...→

Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Department Of Labor Online System Crashes Again, Causing Even More Angst

Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Department Of Labor Online System Crashes Again, Causing Even More Angst

Frustration is mounting for people in the Tri-State Area who are trying to apply for unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Depa...→

Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge new jobless program, although woes hound system

Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge new jobless program, although woes hound system

Reeling from a pandemic of problems for the call center and the web site, the state EDD is preparing to roll out an ambitious new undertaking whose aim is to d [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge...→

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

A growing number of people are complaining through online posts as well as in comments to this news organization that the website operated by the state’s Emplo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD...→

How high will the unemployment rate get due to coronavirus?

How high will the unemployment rate get due to coronavirus?

A recent report from the the U.S. Department of Labor shows that roughly 22 million people across the country have applied for unemployment in the last month. [...] Read full article: How high will the unemployment rate get ...→

Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Release Due to COVID-19, Asthma and Heart Woes

Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Release Due to COVID-19, Asthma and Heart Woes

The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas is asking to be released from prison to home detention because his teenage asthma di [...] Read full article: Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Re...→

California says that gig workers can get unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 losses

California says that gig workers can get unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 losses

California’s top labor official said in a letter released Tuesday that anyone in the state who has lost income and is an independent contractor can seek financ [...] Read full article: California says that gig workers can get...→

Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemployment System Overload

Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemployment System Overload

House Republicans are complaining that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker hasn’t done enough to fix a state unemployment system overwhelmed by 500,000 first-time cl [...] Read full article: Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemploy...→

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-person Limit

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-person Limit

Illinois’ Democratic governor is being sued by the state’s Republican Party, which is seeking exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings issued on [...] Read full article: GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From...→

Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida

When the tourists stopped coming in March, so did Lorin Lynch’s paychecks from a Tampa Bay hotel. She burned through her savings while awaiting financial relie [...] Read full article: Unemployment woes a mounting strain on T...→

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in 2-3 Weeks Due to Protests: Pritzker

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker admitted on Friday that he’s worried about an uptick in coronavirus cases in the next two to three weeks following recent protests [...] Read full article: Illinois Could See Uptick in Coronavirus...→

Black Americans discuss pain, uncertainty of unemployment due to COVID-19

Black Americans discuss pain, uncertainty of unemployment due to COVID-19

“I have a toddler here who's 1, she has breathing problems. ...And my oldest daughter, she was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer years ago. So, I've been ou [...] Read full article: Black Americans discuss pain, uncertaint...→

Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrocketed in April Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns, but Other Cities Are Even Worse

Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrocketed in April Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns, but Other Cities Are Even Worse

Philadelphia’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.5% in April, up from 5% in March, but dozens of other major metropolitan areas are worse off due to the coro [...] Read full article: Philly-Area Unemployment Rate Skyrockete...→

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other Issues

We have taken the allegations made by IDES workers to Gov. JB Pritzker to see how he plans to address the concerns they brought up. Read full article: CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinoi...→

Total Recall?  GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting it’s not ‘impossible,’ but conceding ‘it’s going to be difficult’

Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting it’s not ‘impossible,’ but conceding ‘it’s going to be difficult’

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn said he would "happily" take his recall petition "off the table," if the governor fixes the problem. But it might not matter what S [...] Read full article: Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust...→

NYC couples seeking marriage licenses face four-month wait due to coronavirus

NYC couples seeking marriage licenses face four-month wait due to coronavirus

Before the office closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, it issued upwards of 200 licenses a day, which had to be obtained in person. Read full article: NYC couples seeking marriage licenses fa...→

Virginia unemployment rate in double digits due to pandemic | WTOP

Virginia’s unemployment rate shot up into the double digits in April due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it. Read full article: Virginia unemployment rate in double dig...→

SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On Unemployment

SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On Unemployment

After getting laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers make more money by staying at home on unemployment than they would if they still had their jo [...] Read full article: SJ Businesses Struggle To Bring Back Wor...→

New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, Now 1 in 7 Workers Seeking Unemployment Benefits

New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, Now 1 in 7 Workers Seeking Unemployment Benefits

An estimated 70,000 people were already out of work before coronavirus hit New Jersey, causing labor numbers from fall from best-ever 10 months ago to worst-ev [...] Read full article: New Jersey Loses 757,700 Jobs In April, ...→

DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city government pay raises due to coronavirus budget woes

DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city government pay raises due to coronavirus budget woes

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that due to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the city will enforce a hiring and spending [...] Read full article: DC’s mayor proposes suspension of city g...→

State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Motion Against Pritzker for Unemployment Handling

State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Motion Against Pritzker for Unemployment Handling

Illinois Rep. Allen Skillicorn says a recall resolution is on the table if Gov. J.B. Pritzker fails to fix the state’s unemployment claims website, the represe [...] Read full article: State Rep. Threatens to File Recall Moti...→

Mall Of America Seeking Help From State Due To COVID-19 Financial Hit

Mall Of America Seeking Help From State Due To COVID-19 Financial Hit

Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he would support legislation that would allow the mall to tap into a tax increment financing fund that alre [...] Read full article: Mall Of America Seeking Help From State ...→

Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Benefits Keep Getting Locked Out Due To Minor Mistakes

Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Benefits Keep Getting Locked Out Due To Minor Mistakes

The state’s unemployment benefits system was designed to catch fraudsters trying to collect benefits to which they are not entitled. If they get a birth date o [...] Read full article: Illinoisans Applying For Unemployment Be...→

Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing about Md. unemployment system woes | WTOP

More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system. Read full article: Hundreds to testify at Senate hearing ab...→

Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits

Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits

The state will begin processing claims for independent contractors and gig workers next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced during his daily coronavirus press b [...] Read full article: Pritzker Details How to File For Pandemi...→

Pritzker: Unemployment system operating at '99.9 percent'

The governor defends his efforts to help the jobless and rejects pleas to reopen the state more quickly. Read full article: Pritzker: Unemployment system operating ...→

Pritzker Expected to Address Unemployment Concerns in Illinois Thursday

Pritzker Expected to Address Unemployment Concerns in Illinois Thursday

NOTE: Watch the governor’s daily briefing live in the player above beginning at 2:30 p.m. or stream it here. As Illinois prepares to begin slowly reopening, le [...] Read full article: Pritzker Expected to Address Unemploymen...→

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed

Gov. JB Pritzker has said there is no real backlog on jobless claims in Illinois. But on Monday night, our sources said the backlog is real, and getting longer [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Says There's No Unemployme...→

Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to Coronavirus

Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to Coronavirus

The U.S. unemployment rate is still on an upward trend, with roughly 30.3 million Americans now having lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus pande [...] Read full article: Michigan Unemployment Increases Due to C...→

Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Department Of Labor Online System Crashes Again, Causing Even More Angst

Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Department Of Labor Online System Crashes Again, Causing Even More Angst

Frustration is mounting for people in the Tri-State Area who are trying to apply for unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus Unemployment Woes: N.J. Depa...→

Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosing Not To Return To Work Due To Coronavirus Can Still Get Unemployment Benefits

Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosing Not To Return To Work Due To Coronavirus Can Still Get Unemployment Benefits

Texans can continue to receive unemployment benefits throughout the COVID-19 response if they choose not to return to work for reasons specified by TWC. Read full article: Texas Workforce Commission: Those Choosi...→

New 'Perc' program to help those seeking unemployment aid

Brooklyn Law School is setting up a special program to help those seeking unemployment aid.  Read full article: New 'Perc' program to help those seeking...→

Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge new jobless program, although woes hound system

Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge new jobless program, although woes hound system

Reeling from a pandemic of problems for the call center and the web site, the state EDD is preparing to roll out an ambitious new undertaking whose aim is to d [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: EDD preps huge...→

Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits left frustrated due to flawed website

Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits left frustrated due to flawed website

OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Frustrations continue to mount for unemployed Floridians who are seeking benefits and money from the state, as they continue to... Read full article: Unemployed Floridians seeking benefits l...→

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

A growing number of people are complaining through online posts as well as in comments to this news organization that the website operated by the state’s Emplo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD...→

Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help Those Seeking Unemployment Assistance

Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help Those Seeking Unemployment Assistance

Amid unprecedented requests for unemployment benefits because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials with the Illinois Department of Employment Securit [...] Read full article: Illinois Rolls Out New Programs to Help ...→

How high will the unemployment rate get due to coronavirus?

How high will the unemployment rate get due to coronavirus?

A recent report from the the U.S. Department of Labor shows that roughly 22 million people across the country have applied for unemployment in the last month. [...] Read full article: How high will the unemployment rate get ...→

Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' Help With Unemployment System: Private Sector Does Some Things Better

Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' Help With Unemployment System: Private Sector Does Some Things Better

For weeks, we’ve heard the money coming for unemployment benefits in Illinois and will be there. But that is little consolation to the tens of thousands of job [...] Read full article: Pritzker On Illinois Turning Down Feds' ...→

Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Release Due to COVID-19, Asthma and Heart Woes

Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Release Due to COVID-19, Asthma and Heart Woes

The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas is asking to be released from prison to home detention because his teenage asthma di [...] Read full article: Fyre Festival Founder Asks for Prison Re...→

5.2 million more people seeking unemployment benefits

5.2 million more people seeking unemployment benefits

The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the U.S. economy since the coronavirus struck caused 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week Read full article: 5.2 million more people seeking unemploy...→

California says that gig workers can get unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 losses

California says that gig workers can get unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 losses

California’s top labor official said in a letter released Tuesday that anyone in the state who has lost income and is an independent contractor can seek financ [...] Read full article: California says that gig workers can get...→

Unemployment woes continue for many out of work New Yorkers

Unemployment woes continue for many out of work New Yorkers

As unemployment systems are overloaded, official say the process is working, or at least improving. But some without work say that's not the case. Read full article: Unemployment woes continue for many out ...→

Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion Budget Shortfall This Year, $4.6 Billion Next Year Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion Budget Shortfall This Year, $4.6 Billion Next Year Due To COVID-19 Crisis

“You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to see that the virus is going to hit our budget hard, a reality that is being visited upon every state in the United S [...] Read full article: Pritzker Says State Facing $2.7 Billion ...→

Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemployment System Overload

Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemployment System Overload

House Republicans are complaining that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker hasn’t done enough to fix a state unemployment system overwhelmed by 500,000 first-time cl [...] Read full article: Republicans, Pritzker Spar Over Unemploy...→