Jobless claims dropped by 71,000 to 199,000, the lowest since mid-November 1969. The drop was much bigger than economists expected.
The coronavirus pandemic is still roiling the economy as some workers hesitate to fill available jobs.
Democrats wanted to overhaul the unemployment system. Now, they're proposing setting bare minimum standards for states.
Both Republican- and Democratic-led states created signing bonuses for unemployment recipients.
When voters head to the polls next fall, Democrats hope they remember which party supported the benefits.
The New York Democrat admitted the enhanced pandemic benefits were still doomed but said someone at least had to try.
The Texas senator was responding to an article about unemployment benefits expiring for millions.
Federal unemployment benefits cut off Sept. 6. By the end of the month, health insurance benefits for unemployed end too.
Jobless workers in states that cut federal benefits early had much less money but were only slightly likelier to have found jobs.
The president previously said it would be good for unemployment benefits to expire.
Democrats have no desire to extend benefits for 7.5 million facing a September cutoff.
Under pressure from conservative groups, GOP senators refused to strengthen IRS enforcement to pay for the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
It's further evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession.
Hogan was one of the many Republican governors who tried to cut off the benefits afforded through the American Rescue Plan early.
The economy and the job market appear to be rebounding from the coronavirus recession with sustained energy.
Federal unemployment benefits expire in September leaving millions in the lurch. Democrats don't really have a plan for what to do next.
Restaurants in particular are adding workers at a fast pace.
The state suggested it couldn’t pay the benefits even if it wanted. The Biden administration is curiously quiet.
It's further evidence that the job market and the broader economy are rebounding rapidly from the coronavirus recession.
As the coronavirus pandemic fades, states and cities are lifting more business restrictions and the economy is picking up.