COVID-19 News from the Department of Labor

By April 3, 2020May 1st, 2020COVID-19

The Department of Labor released information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the unemployment division. For the week of March 28th, at least 6,648,000 individuals filed for unemployment benefits nationwide. This number is an increase of 3,341,000 from the previous week.

Please visit the DOL’s webpage for more information on these statistics: https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf.

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any these updates. You can also review these updates on our website at http://covid19.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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