Coronavirus: U.S. layoffs remain at high level amid spike in cases

WASHINGTON — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face … Read More

Gap in unemployment rates for Black, white Americans hits 5-year high

The gap between the U.S. unemployment rates for Black people and white people widened further in June, to its largest in five years, underscoring the uneven nature of the nascent … Read More

Emergency coronavirus benefit could be a model for future aid programs: minister

OTTAWA — The newly created benefit for workers whose livelihoods are affected by COVID-19 may be a model for how the federal government helps unemployed Canadians in the future, Employment … Read More