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Jun 7, 2023

Wisconsin Senate to take up bills targeting unemployment benefits

Another bill would enact stricter identity verification checks for unemployment benefits.

Apr 15, 2022

Evers vetoes Republican bills on unemployment benefits, COVID-19

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed 28 Republican bills that would have dissolved the Milwaukee school district, prevented certain COVID-19 vaccine mandates and made it more difficult to obtain unemployment benefits.

Jan 18, 2022

Wisconsin Republicans seek to tighten unemployment benefits

Wisconsin Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday that would tighten eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage, saying the bills are designed to help alleviate what they maintain is a crippling labor shortage in the state.

Nov 18, 2021

U.S. jobless claims drop seventh straight week to 268,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000.

Nov 4, 2021

Unemployment claims drop to 269,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh pandemic low last week, another sign the job market is healing after last year's coronavirus recession.

Jun 4, 2021

US adds modest 559,000 jobs, a sign of more hiring struggles

U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from the sluggish gain seen in April but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers as the economy rapidly recovers from the pandemic recession.

May 19, 2021

Republicans move to reinstate work-search requirement (UPDATE)

Republican legislators reinstated a requirement Wednesday that unemployed people look for work in order to qualify for benefits, advancing part of a broader GOP effort to alleviate a statewide worker shortage.

May 10, 2021

States push jobless from virus recession to return to work

Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont's reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of Stowe.

Mar 11, 2021

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops in January

Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in January from 4% in December, nearly reaching levels not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday.

Feb 25, 2021

Evers signs bill to update Wisconsin unemployment system

Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday signed into law a bipartisan bill to begin the work of updating the state's unemployment claims processing system that contributed to many people waiting weeks or months to get paid during the coronavirus pandemic.

Feb 23, 2021

Wisconsin Assembly passes unemployment bill, Evers to sign (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill designed to jump-start updates to the state's antiquated unemployment-claims system that led to many people waiting weeks or months to get paid during the coronavirus pandemic.

Feb 11, 2021

DWD rule extends work-search waiver for unemployment benefits

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued an emergency rule on Thursday that continues to waive a rule requiring that unemployed people apply for jobs while they are receiving public assistance.


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