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Jobless claims fall to lowest level since September 2022

Alicia Wallace, CNN January 18, 2024

CNN -- The number of Americans making first-time claims for jobless benefits dropped last week to a level not seen since the fall of 2022. There were an estimated 187,000 initial claims...

Tuan Kiet Trinh, a biochemistry and pre-pharmacy sophomore from Vietnam stands inside the Integrated Sciences Building where he conducts daily research and visits with other international friends. International students have experienced added stress during the pandemic and have learned to adapt after sudden isolation.

International students adapt to isolation during the pandemic

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 24, 2021

Celebrating the Chinese New Year alone in his quiet apartment was not what international student Tuan Kiet Trinh had anticipated for his sophomore year at Kent State. Cooking traditional Vietnamese food...

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: A biker passes a store for lease in downtown on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. Gov. Gavin Newsom expects California to extend regional stay-at-home orders in two large swaths of the state. The stay-at-home order in the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California would have been eligible to expire as early as Monday, but with ICU capacity at 0% in both regions, the restrictions are set to be extended.(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Another 847,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits in Joe Biden’s first week as president

David Goldman, CNN Business January 28, 2021

(CNN) -- America's unemployment crisis is now President Joe Biden's problem, and jobless claims in his (partial) first week as president show how far the economy has to go to get back to normal.Another...

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: People walk down a nearly empty sidewalk in Manhattan on October 15, 2020 in New York City. As American workers continue to struggle in an economy brought down by COVID-19, new jobless claims rose to 898,000 last week. It was the highest number since August 22 and represented a gain of 53,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised total of 845,000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

900,000 Americans filed for unemployment in Donald Trump’s last full week as president

Anneken Tappe, CNN Business January 21, 2021

(CNN) -- The jobs crisis roared on during Donald Trump's last full week as president, with 900,000 Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis.It was down from...

Kent State Emergency Fund helps students through uncertainty of pandemic

Ben Vrobel Administration reporter September 28, 2020

Students in financial trouble have been receiving money from Kent State’s Emergency Grant Fund, giving them a chance to succeed through the coronavirus pandemic.The fund started in April when the coronavirus...

August Jobs Report

Matt Smith/Shutterstock September 4, 2020

Workers from the entertainment industry hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic participate in a March for Awareness, organized by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. America's jobs recovery...

Closed business in Venice Beach, California

APU GOMES April 21, 2020

A framing art gallery is closed in Venice Beach, California during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on April 01, 2020. Another 6.65 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment benefits last week, the most...

House set to vote Friday on $2 trillion stimulus as coronavirus crisis worsens

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Friday will attempt to approve the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week and clear the way for President Donald Trump's...

Kyle Fitch

Opinion: Automation poses an exciting challenge to society

Kyle Fitch November 15, 2017

Automation may seem like a problem of the past, but it’s still a huge economic issue. A large portion of that population worries about job security, and from that we can see automation poses a threat.Experts...

Ohio Unemployment Rates

Expanding workforce causes slight uptick in unemployment

Lyndsey Schey September 22, 2014

More people are competing for jobs in Portage County as Kent State students return to campus.Portage County’s unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.2 percent in June to 5.3 percent in July, but no jobs...

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