Chinese workers complain that shortened hours or being told to resign are layoffs by another name.
Almost one in four business owners worry their companies won't survive the pandemic, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey.
Gig workers and self-employed now qualify, but accessing payments is still a challenge.
After jobless claims spiked in the Great Recession, the state changed its system to pay less for a shorter duration to fewer recipients.
As many as 23 states are unprepared for the typical recession.
More apply for benefits as the partial government shutdown drags on.