NJ unemployment has paid claims to 1.1 million people

Marco Green
May 29, 2020

As South Dakota businesses begin to reopen, the number of people claiming unemployment begins to drop.

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is warning consumers about attempts made by criminals to file imposter claims in order to receive unemployment benefits. This is down 481 claims from the prior week's total of 3,891.

Tens of thousands of Virginians who are eligible for an expanded unemployment benefit Congress enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic are waiting for their money because the state hasn't managed to get the program running yet.

"On Tuesday, Governor Noem signed Executive Order 2020-26 to extend the existing COVID-19 State of Emergency to December 30, 2020", said state Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman. "This means both the non-paid waiting week and work search requirement set to expire May 31 will continue to be waived until further notice".

Multiple states have been victimized by fraudulent claims filed in recent weeks as part of a nationwide scam organized by a cybercrime ring that is believed to have obtained personal information through previous nationwide data breaches.

They joined some 2.1 million people across the country who sought jobless aid the week ending May 23, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday, for a total more than 40 million Americans who've lost work due to the pandemic.

Cocke County recorded the state's second-highest jobless rate for April at 25.6%.

The only Tennessee counties with unemployment rates below 10% in April were Fayette, Weakley, and Hardeman.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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