Unemployed during COVID-19 outbreak? We have the most common questions answered

Officials answer the most common questions many people are asking right now.

MADISON, Wis.– Business closings and layoffs are increasing every day from the COVID-19 pandemic. The constant closures and shut downs have left thousands worried about their finances.

Caleb Frostman, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development urges employers, “If you have to lay off workers, please encourage your employees to apply for unemployment insurance as soon as possible.”

Frostman said people who are out of work through no fault of their own or are eligible to work can receive unemployment benefits. Typically, those benefits take about a week to begin. But Frostman said the state is working on implementing an emergency waiver so that people who live paycheck to paycheck don’t have to wait that long...

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