The record-shattering spike in unemployment filings this week means a surge in Americans seeking assistance as the coronavirus pandemic triggers businesses to initiate layoffs and put expansion plans on ice.
The steps to file for unemployment vary by state. To find your state’s unemployment enrollment information, go to careeronestop.org, a site sponsored by the Department of Labor. Hover over “COVID-19 unemployment insurance info,” click “File for unemployment benefits,” scroll down, and select your state from the drop-down menu. Then you’ll get the links to follow to start your claim.
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