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The GOP wants to move boosted unemployment benefits to a new percentage-based system — but experts warn the rollout could be a logistical nightmare

Associated Press Republicans are seeking to implement a wage replacement system in two months, meaning that laid-off workers even.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 1st, 2020

Trump"s proposed $300 federal unemployment boost could leave out up to 1.5 million low-wage workers from receiving jobless benefits

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts President Donald Trump's unemployment proposal seeks to design a parallel benefit system so workers can get an extra $300 a week from the federal government. But it mandates.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider15 hr. 34 min. ago

Florida"s governor says the state"s unemployment system was set up to "pay out the least number of claims" and discourage people seeking benefits

Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's unemployment system was structured to keep benefit payouts to a minimum and discourage people from seeking them. "I think the goal was for whoever de.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytAug 5th, 2020

SA theme park parent’s colossal drop a major concern, experts warn

Another economic shutdown could put the Texas-based company's fiscal health at serious risk, one analyst warns......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2020

Plan to slash $600 unemployment boost could mean big delays in jobless benefits, states warn

A Republic.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 28th, 2020

Plan to slash $600 unemployment boost could mean delays in jobless benefits, states warn

A Republic.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 28th, 2020

State officials warn it would take 8-20 weeks to implement Trump"s proposed "sliding scale" for unemployment benefits

The White House wants to end the $600 weekly unemplo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 25th, 2020

1 in 5 US workers collects unemployment benefits. Without the extra $600, many say they’ll struggle to buy food, pay bills

The extra $600 weekly in federal unemployment benefits that people have been receiving during the pandemic is set to expire this weekend. That’s a devastating prospect for the millions who remain out work, and economists warn th.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 22nd, 2020

1 in 5 U.S. workers collects unemployment benefits. Without the extra $600, many say they’ll struggle to buy food, pay bills

The extra $600 weekly in federal unemployment benefits that people have been receiving during the pandemic is set to expire this weekend. That’s a devastating prospect for the millions who remain out work, and economists warn th.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 22nd, 2020

Laid-off workers brace for expiration of the extra $600 in unemployment benefits helping them get by. ‘It’s a slap in the face."

The extra $600 weekly in federal unemployment benefits that people have been receiving during the pandemic is set to expire this weekend. That’s a devastating prospect for the millions who remain out work, and economists warn th.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 22nd, 2020

New law changes fees employers will pay to replenish Colorado"s unemployment-benefits system

Its primary author had been pushing for major change even before the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 14th, 2020

The White House opens the door to extending boosted unemployment benefits with $600-a-week federal payouts ending in 12 days

The White House is signaling it could support a partial extension to the boosted unemployment benefits the federal government currently pays out to millions of laid-off workers, though at a lower amount.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 14th, 2020

Illinois promised in April to improve the system to file for unemployment benefits. But people are still having trouble, and ‘hundreds of thousands of calls’ come in every week.

Many Illinois residents left jobless amid the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to struggle with filing fo.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 7th, 2020

ASX Under Pressure to Further Delay Rollout of DLT Settlement System

The blockchain-based clearing and settlement system from Australia's biggest stock exchange faces further delays if unhappy firms get their way......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJun 30th, 2020

Florida"s unemployment system fiasco: Meet Tara Lewis, one of the people behind the statistics

As job losses in Florida continue to grow due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state continues to struggle to pay benefits to the newly unemployed, leaving hundreds of thousands of people to wonder how they are going to survive — many of whom have.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2020

10 questions with the state DEO about Florida"s broken unemployment system

Hundreds of thousands of Floridians still haven't received all — or in many cases any — of their unemployment benefits after finding themselves jobless during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what the state had to say......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2020

Experts warn of a second wave of economic pain

If Congress doesn’t act, state budget crises and unemployment insurance cuts will hammer the economy......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 12th, 2020

Ohio Lawmakers Propose Blockchain Voting in Elections Overhaul Bill

Ohio lawmakers have proposed the launch of a blockchain voting pilot in spite of security experts' repeated warnings against any internet-based elections system......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskMay 6th, 2020

Millions of Americans locked out of unemployment system, survey finds

Millions of Americans who have been thrown out of work during the coronavirus pandemic have been unable to register for unemployment benefits since the U.S. economy entered a free fall, according to a poll released on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 28th, 2020

Getting unemployment has been a nightmare for millions

With 22 million people trying to get unemployment at once, the system is overwhelmed......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 20th, 2020

Getting unemployment has been a nightmare for millions

With 22 million people trying to get unemployment at once, the system is overwhelmed......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 20th, 2020