Bill to waive unemployment waiting period is from an unexpected source

COVID-19 is bringing legislators together around this issue

Unemployment claims have exploded in Wisconsin, spiking above 100,000 new claims over the past nine days and making national news as businesses shut down and mass layoffs have been announced.

On Monday — even before the emergency Safer at Home order — unemployment claim numbers hit a new high of 21,250 new claims filed, the highest number since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. There were 1,412 claims on the same date in 2019.

The silver lining for people applying for unemployment is that legislators from both parties, and the governor, are moving closer together on a measure to suspend a one-week waiting period before unemployment benefits can be collected during the COVID-19 pandemic...


Ken Notes: Alas Covid 19 will fade away and we will again start throwing stones...

- - Volume: 8 - WEEK: 13 Date: 3/26/2020 8:53:56 AM -