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Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 850,000 jobs in the month of June, and the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, compared to 5.8 percent in May.
With the resources the American Rescue Plan allocates towards shoring up and revamping our unemployment system, we are investing in a more equitable, secure and accessible safety net for America’s workers.
The CARES Act provided Americans with new and expanded unemployment insurance (UI) benefits if they’re out of work for reasons related to the pandemic. Here are some answers to common questions about these benefits.
Answers to four frequently asked questions about unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act.