22 million unemployment insurance claims were filed in a 4-week span

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As businesses continue to remain closed because of the pandemic, workers are steadily laid off. The steady stream of layoffs resulting from businesses temporarily closing due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to millions of additional unemployment insurance claims. In April’s first full week, an additional 5.2 million workers submitted their first week’s filing for benefits. US Department of Labor data showed that the total number of Americans who have filed their first unemployment insurance claims is 22 million in four weeks following March 14. This represents approximately 13.5 percent…

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Unemployment insurance claims increase in Louisiana

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The state’s weekly filings for first time claimants are now on the rise. According to a recent report on the figures regarding the first time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana, during the week that ended on June 7, the state experienced a weekly filing increase that was quite significant. Though the previous week’s total had been 2,976, the most recent figures rose to 3,292. That is a massive increase to experience from one week to the next, but the state labor department expressed that those unemployment insurance figures were…

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Unemployment insurance claims for first timers on the rise in Louisiana

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The state has now started to see an increase in the number of people claiming when they hadn’t the week before. The official report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission has shown that the number of first time claims for unemployment insurance in the state for the week that ended on May 17 showed an increase over the number that had been recorded during the week before. In one week, the number of first time claims rose from 2,209 to become a notably higher 2,343. That said, while these unemployment insurance…

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Unemployment insurance rates spike in Alaska, Governor balks at current law

The Alaskan Department of Labor has issued notifications to businesses throughout the state letting them know that they will be paying more for unemployment insurance next year. The new rates have yet to be reviewed by the state’s insurance regulators, but insurance companies claim that higher rates are necessary to ensure that the state’s unemployment trust fund remains solvent and that insurers themselves have to recover from high unemployment rates. Governor Sean Parnell argues that the rates are excessive, as the state’s trust fund holds more than $234 million and…

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