Instead of calculating PUA benefits based on people’s income, many states have just been paying the minimum benefit.
When tens of millions of workers were laid off and applied for benefits in the spring, the system crashed. Here are some ideas for making it work better.
The federal government is funding 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits after state payments run out, but getting them can take extra effort.
And what happens when the PEUC program expires at the end of the year?
And Mexico doesn't pay unemployment insurance.
Working parents with schoolkids at home due to COVID-19 should be eligible for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. But that's not working out for some.
Black and Latino workers made up nearly 40% of the unemployed, but were less than 20% of aid recipients.
States had suspended the requirement in the early weeks of the crisis, but some have now brought it back.
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.