The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
While a lot of people who received the third stimulus check could really use it, unfortunately, some people may have to return the $1,400.
The state's unemployment levels have fallen enough that Michigan will no longer pay out funds through its Extended Benefits program. Other relief options may still be available, however.
A former sheriff's dispatcher in a suburb of New Orleans has been arrested, accused of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her brokerage account, authorities said.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs.
Uber is dedicating $250 million to enticing potential new employees and offering better incentives to current drivers.
The IRS is holding onto more than $1.3 billion in unclaimed tax refunds for individuals who did not file a return in 2017 — money that will expire if those people don't collect it soon.
The IRS says these "plus-up" payments will continue on a weekly basis going forward, and go to those who recently filed a 2020 tax return and qualify for more stimulus money.
Michigan gas prices hit a 2019-high last week due to a downturn in stocks.
The $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan would benefit Michigan in four key areas.
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America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold.
"It is surprising, especially when one in three reports of the pandemic that we went through knocked them off course in their careers," he said.
A group of Democratic senators is urging President Joe Biden to extend rescue measures for Americans — including recurring direct payments and extended jobless benefits — in his “Build Back Better” legislation.
Biden is expected to detail an infrastructure package on Wednesday.
"The purchase of personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of coronavirus are deductible medical expenses," the agency said in a statement.
If you collected unemployment last year, taxes have now been waived on a chunk of those benefits.
Back in January, Rep. Ilhan Omar pushed for recurring stimulus checks instead of one-time payments.
Michiganders now have until May 17 to file their state taxes.
A group of wealthy taxpayers with an average AGI of more than $1.5 million owed more than $2.4 billion, a report showed.