Wisconsin DWD has distributed more than $290 million in unemployment benefits

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced Wednesday it has received nearly 480,00 applications and distributed more than $290 million in state unemployment benefits since March 15.

According to a news release, claimants have filed a record number of weekly unemployment claims, totaling almost 1.2 million since the coronavirus public health emergency was declared.

The release said nearly 750,000 of those weekly claims have been paid...

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Ken Notes: The impact on DWD has been huge, we need to work together as a state, businesses, and individuals to weather this storm. I actually like the storm analogy better than the recession comparison so prevalent in the news. This was not economy driven unemployment this was C19 driven unemployment.



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