Posts Tagged Unemployment

Unemployment Claims Down Slightly

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37,790 Virginians applied for unemployment again in a continuing claim, and 6,825 made an initial claim in the week ending July 3rd, according to numbers released by the Virginia Employment Commission Thursday. Jahd Khalil has details.

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Plaintiffs: VEC Processing Claims Too Slowly

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A court filing provided insight into the Virginia Employment Commission’s progress towards resolving tens of thousands of backlogged cases. In a status report released Thursday, legal groups said the pace is not quick enough. Jahd Khalil reports.

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Latest Figures Show Down Unemployment Numbers, But There’s Still a Long Road Ahead

The number of people collecting unemployment insurance in Virginia has sharply declined in recent months. But, that doesn’t mean the employment situation is improving. Michael Pope reports.

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Comparing Virginia’s Unemployment with Other Localities Across the Country

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Unemployment in Virginia is currently at 8.4%. That’s a dramatic increase since the pandemic hit. But, metropolitan areas in Virginia are actually doing significantly better than many other cities across the country. Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Reaches Grim Milestone: One Million Unemployment Claims in 2020

vecUnemployment claims in Virginia have surpassed an unprecedented milestone: one million claims this year. Now state and federal lawmakers are raising the alarm about a backlog of Virginians still waiting on money. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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As Unemployment Rate Soars, Will Job Losses Be Temporary?

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Unemployment in Virginia hit a new record this week. Michael Pope reports.

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COVID-19’s Economic Impact is Hitting Communities of Color Harder, Too

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Virginia is seeing massive amount of unemployment, and massive amount of claims for unemployment insurance. But, some groups are being hit harder than others. Michael Pope reports.

Here’s more information from the Commonwealth Institute.

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Charlottesville Has Lowest Unemployment in Virginia; Hampton Roads Still Struggling

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The latest round of unemployment numbers tell a tale of two Virginias, one thriving and another struggling. Michael Pope is looking at the numbers.

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