Have you been let go during the coronavirus pandemic? If you’ve been laid off unexpectedly, you may have serious financial concerns and be worried about how to make money. You’re likely wondering how you’re going to pay your bills and feed your family if you can’t find a new job quickly.  You’re not […]

A woman reads a sign at a closed store during the coronavirus in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 9, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) The economic rebound floundered in December as coronavirus numbers ticked up again and government stimulus aid began to run out. The U.S. lost 140,000 jobs during the last month of […]

Have you been let go during the coronavirus pandemic? If you’ve been laid off, you may have serious financial concerns. You’re likely wondering how you’re going to pay your bills and feed your family if you can’t find a new job quickly. You’re not alone.  Further complicating matters, only 58% of Americans […]

Stephen Ordway inside the mill building in Dover, N.H., where his restaurant Dos Mexican Eats is located. In late July, the state told him he had to return nearly $12,000 in unemployment benefits. Todd Bookman/NHPR hide caption toggle caption Todd Bookman/NHPR Stephen Ordway inside the mill building in Dover, N.H., […]

Sevy Guasch lost his job at a hotel near San Jose and had to go without unemployment benefits for more than six months because he was stuck in an outdated manual review process to prevent fraud. Sevy Guasch hide caption toggle caption Sevy Guasch Sevy Guasch lost his job at […]

Six months into the pandemic, some laid-off workers find themselves waiting weeks or even months to receive their unemployment benefits. States blame antiquated technology and say their staffers can’t keep up with the continued surge of claims, while worker advocates say these are just excuses for mismanagement and a failure […]