Unemployment Articles

    Five Important Tips When You’re In-Between Jobs

      Are you in between jobs? If your answer is yes, it’s never easy. A day back, you were working, and today you miss going to the office. The best thing for you to do in this phase is to stay productive. You also need to take care of your health money and do many… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – October 2019

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a slight change in the October unemployment rate which currently stands at 3.6 percent. October saw a pick up in monthly earnings which rose to 0.1% and saw a yearly gain of 3%. Major Ups and Downs in October  Nonfarm payroll for the month of… Read More »

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance during California Wildfires

      California has been ravaged by wildfires for a few days now. Firefighters and emergency services have been striving to contain the blazes as new fires keep breaking out. In Sonoma County, where the Kincade fire has made an enormous hit, life is slowly returning to track, as people look at what comes next. The… Read More »

    Upskilling with California Job Training Benefits

      If you need to claim unemployment benefits in California, you have the added advantage of availing California Training Benefits (CTB). You can use these programs to educate yourself further and acquire high-demand skills. You can also explore new career avenues all while being able to draw Unemployment Insurance benefits. The programs opted for must… Read More »

    How Retirement and Pension Affect Unemployment Benefits?

      With rising productivity at an advanced age, common concerns for older people facing job losses revolve around their pension and unemployment benefits. Senior citizens can avail UI benefits as there is no age limit to claiming them. This is as long as you have not withdrawn from the labor market, and you meet the… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – September 2019

      As per the employment situation report for September, the unemployment rate is reduced by 0.2 percentage points to reach 3.5 percent. With this, the unemployment rate is said to have reached a 50-year low, matching the figures of December 1969. Major Ups and Downs in September The unemployment rate has remained below 4 percent… Read More »

    4 Reasons That Leads to Disqualification From UI Benefits

    The Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits program is designed to provide financial assistance to those who have lost jobs for no fault of their own. To qualify for the benefits, applicants must have earned sufficient wages in their previous employment. Along with wages, the reason for separating from previous organization plays a crucial role in deciding… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – August 2019

    Key Points:  Total nonfarm payroll employment in August rose by 130,000. The rise in June was 178,000  Increase in the average hourly earnings to 0.4 percent in August  from 0.3 percent in July The labor participation rate has risen from 63 percent in July to 63.2 percent in August   The employment situation for August… Read More »

    Harassment at the Workplace? 3 Tips to Come Out of It

    Most Americans decide to leave their jobs due to one or the other form of harassment meted out in the workplace. Toxic work environments affect people psychologically and their performance, making it an all-round bad experience for the employees.  A study showed that nearly 60 percent of employees have quit or are on the verge… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – July 2019

    The employment situation for the month of July has seen little changes from the previous month. The unemployment rate remains at 3.7 percent in July, indicating that the rate remains unchanged. The job growth, however, has not increased in comparison to the previous month. The important news to emerge from the ‘Employment Situation Report- July… Read More »

    Why Is It Best to File and Maintain UI Benefits Online?

    The unemployment rate stands at 3.7% as of June 2019. As you may know, unemployment benefits (UI) will help make up for lost wages when you are between jobs. When you are submitting unemployment claims, you should opt to file for UI benefits online as it is faster and more convenient. There are many benefits… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – June 2019

    The employment situation in June has shown promise in creating opportunities and increasing wage growth. The performance by the US economy has exceeded the expectations as it added nearly 224,000 jobs, thus providing more opportunities against the market expectations of 162,000 jobs. The employment situation in June, therefore, has created more optimism among the policy-makers and… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – May 2019

    The employment situation for the month of May has steadfastly maintained the growth achieved in the month of April. The unemployment rate has remained at 3.6 percent, which still remains to be the lowest rate in the last 50 years. The month of May will be the record 15th month to witness the rate of… Read More »

    Why Reducing Unemployment Rate Is Not Enough

    The rate of unemployment in the United States reached a record low by the end of April, which is said to have the lowest rate of unemployment in the last 50 years. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%, and the month of April will be the 14th consecutive month to record an unemployment rate below… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – April 2019

    As per the April employment situation report, the unemployment rate is the lowest in 50 years at 3.6 percent while nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000. The April employment situation report further stated that major job gains were in professional and business services, construction, health care, and social assistance. Household Survey Data This is the… Read More »