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Tyrone Keoton Jr., is handed an unemployment benefit application form by a security guard behind the glass doors of this state WIN Job Center in north Jackson, Miss., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The job centers lobbies are closed statewide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The agency encourages residents to apply for their benefits on line, however, the system has been stressed by the large numbers of applicants. The local job centers are making paper unemployment applications available and applicants are filling them out and pushing them back through the mail slots or doors as well as they can.

Students weigh unemployment benefits versus part-time job pay

Keira Wingate and Rebecca Meluch May 18, 2020

David Mechura spends his shifts at Aldi sanitizing carts and allowing no more than 50 people in the store at one time. He makes sure shoppers are following new guidelines Aldi is practicing in order to...

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US unemployment surges to a Depression-era level of 14.7%

Associated Press May 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus crisis has sent U.S. unemployment surging to 14.7%, a level last seen when the country was in the throes of the Depression and President Franklin D. Roosevelt was assuring...

Tyrone Keoton Jr., is handed an unemployment benefit application form by a security guard behind the glass doors of this state WIN Job Center in north Jackson, Miss., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The job centers lobbies are closed statewide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The agency encourages residents to apply for their benefits on line, however, the system has been stressed by the large numbers of applicants. The local job centers are making paper unemployment applications available and applicants are filling them out and pushing them back through the mail slots or doors as well as they can.

OPINION: Unemployment benefits lag, leaving some residents questioning if they will ever come

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor April 5, 2020

When Petra Heinzman walked into her office the Monday following Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcement to close restaurants, she didn’t expect what was about to happen. After 20 minutes at work, the catering...

In this March 14, 2019, file photo students walk on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, Calif.

Students may become eligible for unemployment with federal stimulus package

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor April 5, 2020

As universities become remote and businesses shut their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many students find themselves out of work. A demographic that was previously omitted from benefits may soon be...

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