The number of unemployment insurance claims rose to 11,270 last week, 9,445 more than the previous week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The increase is due to a change in how these claims are measured and because in the case of Puerto Rico and five states this is an estimate.
Think you can’t get unemployment benefits?. Now you can! The pandemic unemployment assistance program or PUA has now started. During 2020, PUA will provide benefits to people who usually do not qualify for unemployment benefits.