Unemployment


Blue states have 59 percent higher unemployment than red states

Blue states seem to be struggling to get their economies back on track as things slowly open up across the country. On average, their unemployment rates remain 59% higher than their red state counterparts.

James Anthony

Canada adds 378,000 jobs in September in uneven economic recovery

The gains represent an improvement over the more sluggish August numbers, when the unemployment rate fell by a mere 0.7 percent.

Noah David Alter

California to reverse course on anti-freelancers bill—will Biden pull support for the federal version?

Eight months after AB5 became law, its primary sponsor and advocate is amending and clarifying the bill that made it near impossible for freelancers in any industry to work in California.

Libby Emmons

POILIEVRE & GENUIS: Benefits need to be flexible to serve families returning to work

We need to connect working parents with childcare and the unemployed with jobs. A new solution would offer income to the jobless and childcare to working parents.

Garnett Genuis and Pierre Poilievre

Trudeau Liberals extend timeframe for employers to reinstate workers laid-off due to coronavirus

The federal government is giving employers additional time to recall their former employees who were laid off at the beginning of the pandemic.

Quinn Patrick

Experts say extending CERB will cost an additional $64 billion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) would cost an additional $64 billion to the federal treasury.

Quinn Patrick

Ford's Ontario loses 64,500 jobs while unemployment in every other province declines

May has been a surprisingly positive month for Canada's economy—unless you are from Ontario, of course, which has managed to lose 64,500 jobs.

Nico Johnson

US unemployment climbs to 13.3 percent amid coronavirus pandemic

The US unemployment rate shockingly dropped to 13.3 percent in May, down from a record high in April, indicating that the nation's economy is making a comeback much faster than was originally expected.

Collin Jones

American jobless claims rise by another 2.1 million

This raises the total number of US workers who have filed jobless claims to over 40 million over the past two-and-a-half months.

Collin Jones

Canadian employers having difficulty hiring due to CERB payouts

As businesses begin reopening, complete with new social distancing guidelines, some employers are finding it hard to entice staff to return to work.

Sam Edwards

Washington's unemployment insurance lost over $100 million to a Nigerian scam

Washington State was defrauded of hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Unemployment fund when officials fell for a Nigerian fraud scheme.

Ari Hoffman

New Brunswick reopening to foreign workers

New Brunswick’s ban on temporary foreign workers has been reversed nearly a month after it was announced.

Sam Edwards

BREAKING: Ford says Ontario businesses can refuse service to those who refuse to wear a face mask

Doug Ford spoke today and the emphasis was on the construction industry, contact tracing and reopening.

Libby Emmons

Trudeau government allows foreign worker permits while nearly 2.5 million Canadians are unemployed

The number of foreign workers hired in Canada since the WHO declaration of a worldwide pandemic on March 11 is not known.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

Edmonton to temporarily lay off 900 more employees due to coronavirus

An additional 900 employees are being laid off in Edmonton due to coronavirus measures. This includes 450 transit operators.

Sam Edwards