More people are being told to stay home because of the virus….
More people are not getting paid….
More are trying to get jobless pay…
Some will get one time checks for $1,200, any will not…
State’s are having issues with application’;s and will have trouble with their budget’s down the line…
Budget cuts are bound to come to states next year….
A recession economy is gonna hurt longer then the virus…..
In Michigan, the state unemployment filing system crashed this week because it was overloaded. In California, it may take much longer than usual for hundreds of thousands of jobless people to get their benefits. In New York, one laid-off worker says she called the state labor department 800 times before getting through.
As previously unimaginable layoff numbers pile up across the country, the state-by-state systems for getting benefits into the hands of people who lost their jobs are stressed, inefficient and not sending money quickly enough to the people who most need it. And it may only get worse: The weekly unemployment figures that will be reported Thursday are expected to climb higher than last week’s record-shattering totals, thrusting more people into already overwhelmed systems.
In the wake of the largest economic rescue in American history, individual workers needing to pay their rent, food bills and utilities after being laid off have encountered more obstacles to getting help. The record numbers of unemployment claims have revealed a system that has long been neglected, and wasn’t ready for Great Depression levels of unemployment need.
“If you neglect the unemployment insurance system for years, it won’t be there for you when you need it,” said Martha Gimbel, a labor economist at the philanthropic group Schmidt Futures, who previously worked for Indeed.com. “States have not received the funding they needed to modernize their systems, and people are experiencing the impacts of that right now as they’re desperately trying to file.”
More companies are also continuing to lay off more workers as a growing number of states issue shelter-in-place orders and consumers curb spending even further. And an ever-larger percentage of gig-economy workers and other independent contractors who did not previously qualify for unemployment benefits — but who now should be covered under the CARES Act — are also clamoring for help under new rules that states themselves are just learning to decipher…..