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49% of consumers plan to shop Small Business Saturday. These tips can help

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign reading “Shop Local” with closed restaurants and shops on Main Street on April 10, 2020 in Livingston, Montana. William Campbell | Getty Images While Black Friday may be the biggest shopping day of the Thanksgiving weekend, about half......

Food banks see ‘perfect storm’ of high demand, inflation and supply chain shortages heading into Thanksgiving holiday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Second Harvest Heartland workers distribute food in a recent truck to trunk event. As Covid-19 cases in Minneapolis surge, so has the demand for food, said CEO Allison O’Toole. Courtesy: Second Harvest Heartland The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last......

New Jersey continues to add jobs, but unemployment lags the national average

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here T.A. DeFeo, The Center Square contributor New Jersey continues to add jobs but remains below the pre-pandemic level, while its unemployment rate exceeds the national level. Preliminary U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers for October show nonfarm wage and......

Nebraska unemployment rate lowest for any state ever recorded

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Nebraska recorded the lowest unemployment rate seen by any U.S. state in recorded history last month, according to state data. Nebraska recorded an unemployment rate of only 1.9 percent in October, according to information released last week......

Michigan unemployment error led to $3.9B in overpayments, audit says

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Former Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray discussed the risks of quickly developing eligibility criteria for federal jobless aid with the office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as early as April 2020, months before the state was forced to claw back......

Millions of people quit their jobs in the ‘Great Resignation.’ Here is why it may not last long

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign advertising job openings is seen while people walk into the store in New York, August 6, 2021. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters Reports of the so-called Great Resignation may have been exaggerated. Over the past several months, a rapidly......

Jobless claims little changed in potential sign that layoffs have hit a plateau

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here First-time claims for unemployment insurance were little changed over the past week, indicating that the heightened pace of layoffs during the pandemic may have hit a plateau, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Initial filings for the week ended Nov. 13,......

Facts Trump Dems’ claims on Donald’s economy

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Kevin A. Hassett It’s becoming clear that former President Donald Trump made America’s economy great again with tax cuts and responsible spending — all for President Joe Biden to ruin it, Kevin Hassett writes. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......

Retirees are ‘unretiring’ — and that’s good for the labor market

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here MoMo Productions | DigitalVision | Getty Images Retirees are coming out of retirement, and that’s a good sign for the labor market. Early retirements among older Americans were among the many labor distortions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to......

Fewer than 1 in 5 female employees had access to emergency paid leave during the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fewer than 1 in 5 women — 15% — worked for employers that provided emergency paid leave during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. In contrast, 22% of male workers had access to this......

Quit a job? You likely can’t collect unemployment benefits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Joe Raedle | Getty Images Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers. However, they likely won’t qualify for unemployment benefits. Just over 4.4 million people quit in September, an increase of 164,000 from the prior record in August, the......

Missouri governor considering unemployment benefits for those fired for refusing federally mandated COVID-19 vaccinations

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joe Mueller | The Center Square If a worker is fired for not getting a federally mandated COVID-19 vaccination, Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson wants to help them. “You see what Iowa just did,” Parson said Thursday in an......

The ‘Great Resignation’ could be an opportunity for a career reboot. These expert tips can help

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here MoMo Productions | Getty Images When the Covid-19 pandemic first erupted last year, Janel Abrahami quit a job she had been in for less than a year — without anything else lined up. To many, such a move may sound......

U.S. rebounds with 531,000 new jobs in October

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. rebounds with 531,000 new jobs in October – CBS News Watch CBSN Live U.S. companies added 531,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6%, a sign the economy is healing from the pandemic. But as......

Rhode Island man charged with pandemic unemployment fraud

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Boston — A Rhode Island man authorities say used the stolen identities of others to obtain more than $450,000 in COVID-19-related unemployment assistance has been arrested, federal prosecutors said. Dquintz Alexander, 34, of Cranston, was arrested Thursday in Michigan on......

Unemployment rate rose for women and stayed flat for Black workers in October, even as overall jobs numbers improved

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman seeking employment attends the 25th annual Central Florida Employment Council Job Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images The unemployment picture improved for Americans overall in October, but not for women and......

Long-term unemployment falls by 357,000 people but is still elevated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man speaks with a woman about openings at a bakery at the Employers Only Long Island Food, Beverage and Hospitality Job Fair on Oct. 19, 2021 in Melville, New York. BRYAN R. SMITH | AFP | Getty Images About......

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