Everything you need to know about changes in your unemployment benefits

Puerto Rico is the jurisdiction of U.S with more people receiving the unemployment insurance During the pandemic, he detailed the Federal Department of Labor in your weekly report. This comparison includes the 50 states and US territories. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Human Resources (DRTH) reported yesterday in a written communication that to date […]

The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June, a record

The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June – a month-long record – thanks to the reopening of shops, bars and restaurants, which led to a larger-than-expected drop in unemployment, announced Thursday the Labor Department. The unemployment rate stood at 11.1% compared to 13.3% in May. Analysts expected a rate of 12.6%. “These improvements […]

Job Announces Increase In Unemployment Benefit Since Mid-July

The Secretary of Labor Carlos Rivera Santiago announced Wednesday that the unemployment insurance benefit will increase from $ 190 to $ 240 weekly starting in mid-July. According to the official, this represents an increase of $ 50 that will benefit 406,639 citizens in Puerto Rico. This increase occurs thanks to the signing of Law 167 […]

The Department of Labour announces a program that extends the unemployment benefit

The Department of Labor and Human Resources (DTRH) announced today, Saturday, that starting next Monday will enter into force on the Unemployment Compensation program Emergency Pandemic (PEUC, for its acronym in English), which provides up to 13 additional weeks of benefits for individuals who exhausted all rights under the Unemployment Insurance. The secretary Briseida Torres […]

Secretary of Labor corrects number of people working PUA applications

The secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources (DTRH), Briseida Torres, reported that nearly half of the agency’s employees, 250 people, work with applications for the pandemic unemployment program (PUA). ), this after Governor Wanda Vázquez indicated today that the number of officials assigned to that work amounted to 500. The Cybernews agency […]

Secretary of Labor details why he cannot eliminate controversial points

The Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources (DTRH), Briseida Torres explained that the controversial points in the state unemployment applications cannot be relaxed due to federal regulations. “Controversial points are not a thing of this pandemic either, they have always existed. It is something that at the federal level is also imposed, […]

More than 320,000 people out of work in Puerto Rico due to the coronavirus

The unemployment figure in Puerto Rico because of coronavirus amounts to 238,934, according to information provided by the Department of Labor and Human Resources (DTRH) to the Department of Federal job. Added to this number are the 90,000 people who have applied for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (PUA) and who are waiting for the […]

The unemployment benefit for those who are self-employed will be available from next Tuesday

Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources Briseida Torres Reyes announced today that her agency will begin receiving applications for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (PUA) starting Tuesday, April 28. The official explained that the programming process for handling claims related to this benefit, included in the federal CARES Law, has already been […]

No date for the Department of the Treasury to deliver the 1,200

The secretary of the Department of Finance, Francisco Parés admitted that although he maintains conversations with the Federal Treasury Department To approve the plan you submitted, there is still no exact date for individuals to begin disbursement of the $ 1,200 incentive. In interview with Subway, the official indicated that the agency will be ready […]