Latest from Eli Rosenberg
The data is being watched closely with the presidential election less than two weeks away. Economists say they are concerned by the continued high level of new unemployment claims.
  • Oct 22, 2020
Jobless claims rose for the first time in weeks, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on the labor market with tens of millions of workers out of work. Extra federal unemployment benefits expired for many in July, and it’s increasingly unlikely Congress will reach a deal before the presidential election.
  • Oct 15, 2020
Visitors are not allowed to carry signs in the state's capitol, but they can carry guns. Democrats say they are increasingly concerned with the safety of their workplace.
  • Oct 14, 2020
Advocates and former agency officials say OSHA’s response is just the latest example of it favoring companies over workers it is tasked with safeguarding.
  • Oct 8, 2020
Applications for unemployment benefits have been falling since March and April, when millions were filing for claims each week. Yet they remain far above pre-pandemic levels.
  • Oct 8, 2020
Small business owners told The Post they will begin cutting workers in a few days if more aid isn’t coming. Some unemployed workers said they expect their water and electricity to be shut off soon.
  • Oct 7, 2020
The complaint details numerous ways that U.S. labor law and enforcement are failing workers, and their further weakening under President Trump.
  • Oct 7, 2020
In what will be the last monthly jobs report issued before the election on Nov. 3, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent.
  • Oct 2, 2020
Airlines, theme parks, and insurance and petroleum companies all announced layoffs in recent days, as economists continue to warn about more job loss ahead.
  • Oct 1, 2020
Representatives from the House say they believe political pressure explains why the report was softened with phrases such as “whenever possible” and “if feasible.”
  • Sep 30, 2020