There are an estimated 10-15% fewer Santa Clauses this year compared to last year due to COVID-19 and many Santas retiring, according to Mitch Allen, head elf at Hire Santa.
Jobless claims fell by 4,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
Unemployment claims in the U.S. reached another pandemic low last week, declining to 290,000.
One reason America’s employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans are quitting in droves.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.
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 number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs.
Rutgers University will be requiring students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with exceptions for medical and religious reasons.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.
While the IRS and Treasury have distributed the bulk of the anticipated $164 million in second-round of relief payments for Americans faster than the first time, millions have not gotten payments yet or found hiccups in the distribution.
Doctor Omar Atiq gave his indebted cancer patients a huge gift for the holidays.
Scientists vary in their recommendations over who should get the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
About half of U.S. states have seen their highest daily coronavirus infection numbers so far at some point in October, and the country as a whole came very close to back-to-back record daily infection rates on Friday and Saturday.
Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small comfort amid worries about the coronavirus and its consequences for older people.
The Trump administration has announced plans to sharply limit visas issued to skilled workers from overseas.
Dining at restaurants may have a higher rate of COVID-19 transmission than other activities like shopping or riding public transportation, a CDC study concluded.
In an internal memo released Thursday, Delta Air Lines has placed more than 240 people on a “no fly list” for failing to comply with its mandatory mask policy.
KFC is cleaning up its act and dropping the iconic "finger-lickin' good" slogan as the coronavirus health crisis continues.
The IRS will begin rectifying economic impact payment amounts for individuals who may not have received all that they were eligible for – and households can expect to receive the extra cash within the coming weeks.