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State, Federal Unemployment Check-In: Who’s Getting Paid, Who’s Not And Whether More Benefit Money Is On The Way




People stand in a bookkeeping shop with sheets of plastic protecting workers near the U.S.-Mexico border in Imperial County, which has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020 in Calexico, California.
People stand in a bookkeeping shop with sheets of plastic protecting workers near the U.S.-Mexico border in Imperial County, which has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020 in Calexico, California.
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Next week, eligible Californians should start receiving supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 each week, thanks to federal funding approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help those whose jobs have been impacted by the coronavirus. 

Today on AirTalk, we’ll check in on the latest with unemployment benefits at the state and national level, look at who is getting paid and who is not, and find out whether more economic relief for Americans whose jobs have been furloughed or lost during the pandemic.

For more information on applying for unemployment insurance in California, click here.

Guests:

Lauren Hepler, economy reporter for CalMatters; she tweets @lahepler

Scott Horsley, economics reporter for NPR; he tweets @horsleyscott