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Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

The money’s out the door in nationwide unemployment insurance modernization push

October 10, 2023

Via: Nextgov

The Labor Department awarded the last $204 million of grant money for unemployment insurance modernization late last month to 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to move to the cloud and more modular technology that’s adaptable to change. Of […]


Industry, Workforce

US jobless claims rise but remain near a half-century low

April 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up last week but remained at a historically low level, reflecting a robust U.S. labor market with near record-high job openings and few layoffs. Jobless claims rose by 18,000 to 185,000, the […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

The Labor Department Seeks $3.4B for Unemployment Insurance Programs, Including IT Modernization

March 31, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Biden administration is looking for $3.4 billion to “modernize, protect and strengthen” the unemployment insurance system in its budget request for fiscal year 2023 as part of the 18% increase for the Labor Department overall from the 2021 enacted […]


Industry, Workforce

Surging omicron cases and worker shortage likely hurt hiring

February 4, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Last month’s huge wave of omicron infections is thought to have weakened hiring in January, though the pullback is considered all but sure to prove a temporary one. Economists have forecast that the Labor Department will report Friday that employers […]


Industry, Workforce

US jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest since October

January 20, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant disrupted the job market. Jobless claims rose for the third straight week — by 55,000 to 286,000, highest since […]


Industry, Workforce

US jobless rate sinks to 3.9% as many more people find jobs

January 7, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. employers added a modest 199,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell sharply, at a time when businesses are struggling to fill jobs with many Americans remaining reluctant to return to the workforce. At the same time, Friday’s […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Industry, Tech, Workforce

With $2B, Labor Dept. employs two-part strategy to fix unemployment insurance systems

November 29, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Labor Department’s new initiative to modernize the technology that underlies the country’s approach to delivering unemployment insurance is far from your typical IT project. Labor has 50-plus customers, each at varying stages of development and with varying types of […]


Industry, Workforce

US jobless claims tick down to 411,000 as economy heals

June 24, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week, a sign that layoffs declined and the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims declined just 7,000 from the previous week to 411,000. The […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid

May 7, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work. The […]


Industry, Workforce

Jobless claims fell again last week as employment picture continues to improve

April 22, 2021

Via: CNBC

The U.S. jobs market recovery accelerated its pace last week as fewer Americans headed to the unemployment line, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time claims for unemployment insurance totaled 547,000, well below the Dow Jones estimate for 603,000 and a […]


Federal, Policy

Weekly jobless claims rise less than expected with Biden set to sign $1.9 trillion Covid package

March 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

Weekly jobless claims rose less than expected last week, but remained above pre-pandemic levels, as the U.S. economy tried to shake off impacts from Covid-19 and employers waited to see if President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus would become law. […]


Federal, Policy

Jobless claims show sharp drop last week though labor market remains challenged

February 25, 2021

Via: CNBC

Jobless claims fell sharply last week despite severe winter storms that swept across Texas and other parts of the South, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time filings for unemployment insurance totaled 730,000 for the week ended Feb. 20, well below […]


Federal, Policy

Jobless claims better than expected last week and lowest in two months

February 4, 2021

Via: CNBC

New claims for jobless benefits came in a bit less than expected last week though U.S. employment gains remain sluggish. First-time claims for unemployment insurance totaled 779,000 for the week ended Jan. 30, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That was […]


Federal, Policy

Jobless claims were lower than expected as trend improves heading into autumn

September 17, 2020

Via: CNBC

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 […]


Federal, Policy

Labor Department Set to Streamline Procurement Services

January 24, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Labor Department is consolidating its procurement services into one office this quarter, after making headway streamlining human resources and information technology support, the department’s No. 2 official said on Friday. This is part of a push from the Trump […]