Labor Department Announces Modernization Effort for UI Programs

The agency is following up on recommendations from GAO. The Department of Labor announced the OpenUI Initiative to help state agencies improve the reliability of unemployment insurance (UI)…

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Labor Department Reports Over 1.8 Million on Unemployment 

Claims went up 13.1 percent over the previous week.  The Labor Department reported that the number of people in the U.S. who are receiving unemployment benefits rose last…

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Acting Labor Secretary Responds to September Jobs Report

Hospitality employment numbers draw an upbeat statement. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su expressed optimism over the latest employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The…

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Grants Offered to Prevent Unemployment Insurance Fraud

The Labor Department funding is intended to strengthen unemployment insurance programs. The U.S. Department of Labor has announced three funding options, that come to a total of $327…

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IRS Changes Tax Brackets for 2023 Tax Year 

Officials cite inflation as the reason for the changes.  The Internal Revenue Service announced it is making multiple changes to its tax code for 2023. They are including…

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Labor Department Reports Higher Job Gains than Expected

The leisure and hospitality industries experience the greatest gains in January. The latest Labor Department jobs report shows the U.S. added 517,000 jobs in January, outstripping the forecast…

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Job Creation Higher than Expected in December

The president applauds the report. The Department of Labor announced that 223,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in December. Officials report that the unemployment rate has…

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Secret Service Confirms COVID Money Stolen by Chinese Hackers

Tens of millions have been recovered in the case. The Secret Service confirmed a report this week that a China-based hacking group stole tens of millions of dollars…

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261,000 Jobs Added to U.S. Economy in October

Unemployment also rises from 3.5% to 3.7%. On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department reported that 261,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in October. At the same…

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New Unemployment Claims at a 52-year low

The Labor Department says in their release of the November jobs report. The Department of Labor released its report on the state of the labor market at the…

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