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A person cleans a table in an outdoor tented dining area of a restaurant in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov. 19.

Job Growth Slows Sharply As Pandemic Takes Toll On Economy

By: Scott Horsley
Source: National Public Radio
Date of Publication: December 4th, 2020
U.S. employers sharply scaled back their hiring last month as the coronavirus pandemic put new pressure on restaurants, retailers and other businesses. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added just 245,000 jobs in November, down from a revised 610,000 in October.
Man walks past a boarded up store front with a sign that says 'for rent by owner' in the window

Unemployment Claims Show Continuing Pressure on Job Market

By: Patricia Cohen
Source: New York Times
Date of Publication: January 7th, 2021
Employers remain cautious about hiring, one economist says, “but the resurgence of the virus is really the main culprit.”
U.S. weekly jobless claims drop modestly

U.S. weekly jobless claims drop modestly; labor market recovery cooling

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 5th, 2020
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week, adding to signs that the economic recovery was losing steam as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies and fiscal stimulus ends.
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; many unemployed losing benefits

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; many unemployed losing benefits

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, but remained very high as the labor market recovery shows signs of strain amid a relentless COVID-19 pandemic and ebbing fiscal stimulus.
Jobless claims head higher: 898,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits

Jobless claims head higher: 898,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits

By: Anneken Tappe and Tami Luhby
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Americans filed another 898,000 first-time jobless claims last week on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor. That's more than economists had expected and up 53,000 from the prior week.
Secret provides direct assistance to support women affected by COVID-19

Secret provides direct assistance to support women affected by COVID-19

By: Tatiana Walk-Morris and Chris Kelly
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: October 6th, 2020
Secret on Monday kicked off its #RaiseItUp initiative, an effort aimed at supporting women's equality programs in partnership with YMCA USA, per a press release.
Another 870,000 workers filed for jobless benefits last week

Another 870,000 workers filed for jobless benefits last week

By: Eli Rosenberg
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: September 24th, 2020
Another 870,000 new applications for unemployment insurance were processed last week, a slight increase from the week before, as unemployment claims remain stubbornly high six months into the pandemic.
Americans Keep Spending, but Growth of Retail Sales Slows - The New York Times

Americans Keep Spending, but Growth of Retail Sales Slows

By: Michael Corkery and Sapna Maheshwari
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
Retail sales climbed 0.6 percent in August, but the increase was smaller than in previous months, prompting concerns of a recovery that is running out of steam.
American Airlines, unions make new push to win government payroll assistance _ Reuters

American Airlines, unions make new push to win government payroll assistance

By: David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
American Airlines AAL.O Chief Executive Doug Parker and seven major airline unions on Wednesday made a new push to win additional government assistance to keep nearly 20,000 workers on the payroll past Oct. 1.
Jobless claims were lower than expected but employment growth is still sluggish

Jobless claims were lower than expected but employment growth is still sluggish

By: Jeff Cox
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
First-time claims for unemployment insurance beat Wall Street estimates last week as the U.S. economy enters a critical new stage. Filings totaled 860,000 for the week ended Sept. 12, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected 875,000, against the previous week’s upwardly revised 893,000.