What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor

Why do we leave millions of people in poverty? The answer should make us uncomfortable.

#hamilton-darrick, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #shortages, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Republicans, Don’t Ignore the Evidence on ‘Labor Shortages’

The latest jobs report shows just how misguided their plans to cut unemployment benefits are.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #shortages, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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Federal Unemployment Aid Is Now a Political Lightning Rod

Republican-led states are cutting off relief months ahead of schedule, citing openings aplenty. Some jobless workers face hardships and tough choices.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #states-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Biden Says Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Will Expire Soon

As Republicans blame enhanced unemployment insurance for slower-than-expected job gains, the White House stresses that the benefit will expire in September as planned.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-reserve-system, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Jobs Report Shows Why Some Unemployment Is Here to Stay

The unemployed and potential employers are like single people at a giant mixer — there are opportunities, but most won’t find the perfect match right away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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May 2021 Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 559,000 to Payrolls

Many employers report having trouble finding applicants. Economists say the labor market may simply need time to get sorted out.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Americans Don’t Want to Return to Lousy Low Wage Jobs

But it’s helping people finally be picky about turning down lousy jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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To Motivate Workers, Republican Governors Experiment With Pain

Why does the federal government tolerate stingy state unemployment programs?

#labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Uber and Lyft Surges: What to Know

The companies say they are charging extra because they don’t have enough drivers to match rebounding customer demand.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #uber-technologies-inc, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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Tax Day 2021: Here’s What You Need to Know

The I.R.S. said tax filers who needed more time could have an extra month. The federal tax deadline has arrived.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-taxes-us, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #tax-preparers-and-preparation, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

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Unemployment Job Search Requirements Return. Is It Too Soon?

The requirement, eased because of the pandemic, is being reimposed. Some say it presents an undue hardship.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #states-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Panicking About That Jobs Report? Breathe. Look at the Data.

Federal unemployment benefits are an unlikely reason for the underwhelming April jobs numbers.

#labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Luring Labor as a Beach Economy Booms

Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #rehoboth-beach-del, #shortages, #summer-season, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden Defends Unemployment Benefits, Provided Workers Accept Job Offers

The president’s comments and a raft of policy announcements were a pushback to Republican criticism of his economic plan after a disappointing jobs report on Friday.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #states-us, #taxation, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Are Still Waging War on Workers

Times are good? Punish the unemployed. Times are bad? Punish the unemployed.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-taxes, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Automatic Aid for the People? How Jobless Benefits Can Fit the Economy.

The pandemic showed the flaws in the American approach to help the unemployed. Alternatives exist.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Unemployment Is High. Why Are Businesses Struggling to Hire?

Health concerns, expanded jobless benefits and still being needed at home are among the reasons would-be workers might be staying away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Signs of Economic Hope Are Growing, Some With Superlatives

Soaring retail sales and a sharp drop in jobless claims are the latest reflection of a quickening recovery and suggest a year of remarkable growth.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #consumer-behavior, #consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #gross-domestic-product, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #shopping-and-retail, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Unemployment claims data will shed new light on the economy.

The increasing pace of vaccinations — combined with the easing of restrictions on business and consumer activity in many states, and the arrival of stimulus funds — has helped lift hiring in recent weeks.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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NY Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Economic Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

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New York Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

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Why Are Jobless Claims Still High? For Some, It’s the Multiple Layoffs.

A California study shows the extent of dependence on benefits over the last year and how many people have shuttled in and out of work.

#california, #california-policy-lab, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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How the U.S. Got It (Mostly) Right in the Economy’s Rescue

Though the recession has been painful, policymakers cushioned the pandemic’s blow and opened the way to recovery.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #federal-aid-us, #federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough

Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nevada, #organized-labor, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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How Your 2020 Taxes Are Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

New rules, many of them temporary, give taxpayers breaks that can cut their tax bills or even generate extra refunds this year.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #personal-finances, #rebates-and-refunds, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-preparers-and-preparation, #unemployment-insurance

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Congress Clears $1.9 Trillion Aid Bill, Sending It to Biden

The sweeping legislation had no support from Republican lawmakers, who called it bloated and unaffordable. It will deliver emergency aid and broader assistance to low- and middle-income Americans.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-aid-us, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On Covid Relief, Democrats Deserve a Victory Lap

A giant aid package is what the country badly needed and what voters wanted.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What’s in the Stimulus Bill? A Guide to Where the $1.9 Trillion Is Going

The measure passed by the Senate, and headed to the House for final approval before going to President Biden’s desk, contains money for direct checks, jobless benefits, state and local aid, and more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-taxes-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Here’s How the Senate Pared Back Biden’s Stimulus Plan

The $1.9 trillion package passed by the Senate on Saturday largely resembled the one that President Biden proposed. But several notable changes would affect Americans’ personal finances.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Agree to Trim Unemployment Aid to Keep Stimulus Bill on Track

Bowing to moderates who said the jobless aid was too generous, Democrats dropped their bid to raise a weekly federal unemployment benefit to $400 from $300.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Weekly Unemployment Claims Show Recovery Remains Rocky

Even with restrictions on business activity easing in many places, layoffs persist. The Texas storms were one of the latest setbacks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Biden Agrees to Lower Income Caps For Stimulus Payments

President Biden blessed the plan to lower the income cap for Americans receiving checks of up to $1,400, a crucial concession to moderates whose backing is needed to pass the bill.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #income, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

For Kathryn Stewart, a struggling single mother in Michigan, the past year showed how much safety net programs can help — and how the nation’s fickleness about them can add confusion and uncertainty to fear and worry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #poverty, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The IRS Is Now Accepting 2020 Tax Returns

Millions of people received stimulus payments and unemployment assistance last year — but they are treated differently for tax purposes.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-taxes-us, #internal-revenue-service, #unemployment-insurance

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Many Jobless Workers Aren’t Getting Help

The unemployment insurance system needs a major overhaul.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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Dip in Unemployment Claims Offers Hope as New Virus Cases Ease

With restrictions lifting, workers in industries hard hit by the pandemic are getting a respite from layoffs, and job postings are increasing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Is My Stimulus Payment Taxable? And Other Tax Questions

With tax filing season about to begin, here’s what you need to know.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #personal-finances, #stimulus-economic, #tax-preparers-and-preparation, #unemployment-insurance

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Crisis Spurs Congress Toward Big Measures to Lift Families From Poverty

Lawmakers, including at least one Republican, are focused on providing monthly payments to help families with children make ends meet.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #food-insecurity, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Seizes on Weak Job Gains to Call for Quick Stimulus Action

The president said the economy was “in trouble” and warned Republicans he would move ahead with a $1.9 trillion aid package with or without their support.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Republican Economic Plan Is an Insult

It’s bad faith in the name of bipartisanship.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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America’s Other Front Line

As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #homeless-persons, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #nonprofit-organizations, #rural-areas, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Continuing Job Losses Put Spotlight on Economic Relief

Relentless unemployment claims show the pandemic’s grip on the labor market. Help from the recent stimulus bill may lapse before an upturn arrives.

#federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Biden Should Keep Stimulus Checks Flowing

If a Biden relief package isn’t open-ended, and tied to a full recovery, America is doomed to repeat last-minute partisan fights over aid.

#unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Our Unemployment Benefits System Failed

A decline in funding and changes in the workplace — and how long people are out of work — have left a program unequal to the 21st-century economy.

#federal-state-relations-us, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #recession-and-depression, #states-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s Stimulus Plan Will Bring Relief, but There’s One Flaw

The new administration’s aid needs to last as long as the emergency.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-debt-us, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Unemployment Claims Rise Sharply, Showing New Economic Pain

Weekly filings for jobless benefits hit the highest level since July as the pandemic’s resurgence batters the service industry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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The Arts Are in Crisis. Here’s How Biden Can Help.

The pandemic has decimated the livelihoods of those who work in the arts. How can the new administration intervene and make sure it doesn’t happen again? A critic offers an ambitious plan.

#actors-and-actresses, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #culture-arts, #federal-theater-project, #national-endowment-for-the-arts, #new-deal-1930s, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #works-progress-administration

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Unemployment Claims Show Continuing Pressure on Job Market

Employers remain cautious about hiring, one economist says, “but the resurgence of the virus is really the main culprit.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Why Markets Boomed in a Year of Human Misery

It wasn’t just the Fed or the stimulus. The rise in savings among white-collar workers created a tide lifting nearly all financial assets.

#consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #savings, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Unemployment Claims Expected to Have Remained High Last Week

The weekly report, which will be published Thursday morning, might show a drop in claims because of the Christmas holiday.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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