Unemployment

Many companies hiring during COVID-19 pandemic

The official unemployment rate last month was 14.7 percent, the highest rate since the Great Depression. Many people are out of a job due to the coronavirus. Despite layoffs nationwide, many companies are still hiring. Many local places are currently…

Need work? Many companies are still hiring

The official unemployment rate last month was 14.7 percent, the highest rate since the Great Depression. Many people are out of a job due to the coronavirus, but despite layoffs nationwide many companies are still hiring. News 25’s Kristen Anzuini…

Jobless claims climb

The number of Americans seeking first time unemployment continues its historic climb. The Labor Department reports 2.981 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week. While filings have eased slightly over the last six weeks, they have not come down…

20.5 million jobs lost in April

Americans lost a record 20.5 million jobs last month. That makes April the largest single month of job losses since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the data in 1939. The unemployment rate soared to 14.7 percent in April.…

Scarlet Pearl employees to assist with unemployment claims

Employees of the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort have returned from furlough to assist the Mississippi Department of Employment Security in processing unemployment claims and helping Mississippians access their benefits. Staffed by 30 employees from the hotel reservation and casino host…

Mississippi unemployment claims remain high during pandemic

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi processed fewer unemployment claims last week than the week before, but the state is still seeing dramatically more claims than usual as businesses struggle during the coronavirus pandemic. A federal agency says Thursday that Mississippi processed 201,890 claims…

Unemployment claims continue to rise

The Labor Department reports today that more than four million people applied for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total number seeking benefits to over 26 million since the spread of Coronavirus forced states to shut down. Over the last…

Pandemic unemployment assistance available for the state of Mississippi

Jackson MS--- Individuals residing in Mississippi, who were unable to work because of the COVID-19 public health emergency may apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced today, April 21, 2020. People who live or work in Mississippi…

Mississippi sees sharp rise in unemployment during pandemic

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi, like other states, continues to see a steep rise in the number of people seeking temporary unemployment benefits as more businesses close or furlough workers during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 46,000 applications for jobless…

6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits nearly doubled last week. A total of more than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week. That’s way worse than analysts expected, and it shatters last week’s record 3.3 million claims.…

Mississippi's June Employment Rate Numbers are In

According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Mississippi’s unemployment rate in June 2019 was 5.0%, unchanged over the month from May 2019. The June 2019 rate is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than a year ago in June 2018,…

Unemployment rate drops

U.S. employers added 134,000 jobs in September dropping the unemployment rate to 3.7 percent. That’s the lowest unemployment rate since 1969. The job growth extends an eight and a half year streak of monthly growth. The strong economy has made…

Veterans Job Fair

Unemployment Eliminators is hosting a veterans job fair this morning at the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

What Are the Odds? (Part 3)

The closings of four Atlantic City casinos left those who have worked their entire lives in casinos without a job.