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United States Department of Labor: U.S. Department that regulates workers' rights and labor markets
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

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Nearly Half of States Can't Fulfill Unemployment Requests [Video]

Nearly Half of States Can't Fulfill Unemployment Requests

As states scramble to field a record number of unemployment insurance claims, a Labor Department report has found rampant underfunding.

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Over 701,000 Jobs Cut In March Due To Coronavirus [Video]

Over 701,000 Jobs Cut In March Due To Coronavirus

The U.S. Labor Department reported that 701,000 jobs were lost in March, as a result of coronavirus, shooting the unemployment rate up to 4.4%. According to Reuters, that is the largest one-month..

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U.S. slashes 701,000 jobs in March [Video]

U.S. slashes 701,000 jobs in March

Employers in the U.S. cut 701,000 jobs in March. As Fred Katayama reports, that ends America's historic 113 straight months of employment growth as coronavirus-induced lockdowns shut down businesses..

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US Weekly Jobless Claims Jump to 6.6 Million [Video]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Jump to 6.6 Million

The U.S. Labor Department reported 6.6 million people filed for unemployment insurance in the past week.

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US Weekly Jobless Claims Soar to Record Breaking 3.28 Million [Video]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Soar to Record Breaking 3.28 Million

The Labor Department released the shattering numbers on Thursday.

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Mnuchin Dismisses Record Setting Unemployment [Video]

Mnuchin Dismisses Record Setting Unemployment

The U.S. Labor Department showed 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment for the week ending March 21. According to Business Insider that's a staggering increase in unemployment cases. In a CNBC..

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Weekly Unemployment Claims up to 281,000 Due to Coronavirus Layoffs [Video]

Weekly Unemployment Claims up to 281,000 Due to Coronavirus Layoffs

Jobless claims have reached their highest total since September 2017, according to the Labor Department.

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U.S. layoffs surge amid coronavirus shut down [Video]

U.S. layoffs surge amid coronavirus shut down

Weekly unemployment claims surged to a 2-1/2 year high as companies laid off workers because of the coronavirus pandemic that has frozen economic activity. Conway G. Gittens has more.

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U.S. Labor Department allows unemployment benefits for Coronavirus [Video]

U.S. Labor Department allows unemployment benefits for Coronavirus

US states will have the flexibility to amend their laws to provide unemployment benefits in events related to the coronavirus. It's part of an effort by the US Labor Department to limit the damage on..

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Futures extend declines after January jobs data

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Trump labor chief Acosta to address Epstein plea deal

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Exclusive: Promising thousands of U.S. jobs, Foxconn offshored 155 to Mexico

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