UNEMPLOYMENT

Democratic Candidate for North Dakota Governor Lays Out Her COVID-19 Plans

Dr. Lenz also has policies that she says will slow the virus and speed up a stable economic recovery

NORTH DAKOTA — Dr. Shelley Lenz says the plan is based on the incident command system which she says it’s the best practice for dealing with crisis management. Some of the goals are to implement robust and reliable testing, work with surrounding states to reduce interstate transmission, and improve plans as new information becomes available. Dr. Lenz also has policies…

Minnesota applies for $300 per week additional unemployment benefit

MIAMI SPRINGS, FLORIDA – JULY 16: Carlos Ponce joins other demonstrators participating in a protest asking Senators to support the continuation of unemployment benefits on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida. The protesters were asking Senators to support the new Schumer/Wyden legislation that extends unemployment benefits for all laid-off Americans as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the economy….

Gov. Burgum Considers Raising COVID-19 Risk Level In Cass & Other Counties

North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some counties in North Dakota could see their COVID-19 risk level go from “Low” to “Moderate” as cases continue to rise. That would mean the entire state is no longer under the same level. Gov. Doug Burgum says he is looking at making the change in Cass, Grand Forks, Burleigh-Morton, Ward and Stark, the counties with higher…

Rep. Collin Peterson Receives Award For Economic And Job Growth

259 other members of Congress also received the award.

UNITED STATES – Congressman Collin Peterson receives U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. It is given annually to those who continuously work toward creating jobs and economic growth. “I try to look at issues based on what’s good for my district. You know, I think that’s my job. My job is representative. It’s not to be a partisan…

Benefits to change for thousands of unemployed North Dakotans, Minnesotans

President Donald Trump signed coronavirus relief executive orders on Saturday

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA –  Millions of Americans are still out of a job amid the pandemic. As lawmakers continue to debate what kinds of unemployment benefits to approve, President Trump signed an executive order, which will impact hundreds of thousands of North Dakotans and Minnesotans. Those at Job Service North Dakota say the people they’re helping want their jobs…

Employers Asked to Lookout for Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Multiple fraudulent claims have been identified in North Dakota because employers notified Job Service.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Job Service North Dakota is asking employers to be on the lookout for fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. An increase in fraudulent claims has been noted across the country, North Dakota included. Job Service North Dakota says, “Although fraudulent attempts to receive unemployment insurance benefits happen regularly, periods of disaster which result in a large volume of unemployment insurance claims…

30,000 Pounds of Pork Ribs Donated To Great Plains Food Bank

It completes a five-state giving spree of 150,000 pounds of pork

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Farmers Union is helping feed hungry families with a major donation. The union and Farmers Union Enterprises donating 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo. It completes a five-state giving spree of 150,000 pounds of pork to food banks in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana and North Dakota. Union president…

Advocacy Groups Call For Increased Worker and Family Protections

FARGO, N.D. – A group of North Dakota advocacy organizations are calling for stronger policies to be put in place to protect workers and families during the COVID-19 crisis. The group is asking for elected officials to enact policy that would provide safety equipment and safer work environments for front line workers and those returning back to work, a moratorium on…

1,600 People File For Unemployment in Cass County

Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak of this pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about one of the worst workforce impacts in the history of the United States. We now have official numbers on the impact it’s leaving on North Dakota. Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak…

North Dakota Unemployment Rate Saw No Change in June

The latest report shows 20 of 53 counties reported unemployment rates below the statewide average.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KNOX) – North Dakota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June came in at 2.3 percent. That’s equal to the May rate and three-tenths lower than one-year ago. Job Service officials say a total of 9,517 North Dakotans were in search of work in June. The latest report shows 20 of 53 counties reported unemployment rates below the statewide…