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Idaho unemployment numbers trigger rare extended benefits


BOISE, Idaho (AP) - So many Idaho workers lost jobs so quickly this year due to the coronavirus pandemic that an unemployment extended benefits program will go into effect that was last used during the Great Recession in 2009.

The state Department of Labor said Wednesday the program will give people receiving weekly unemployment payments up to 13 weeks of additional unemployment insurance beyond the normal 20-week maximum period for payments.

Idaho won't pay for the extra unemployment payments because a federal program called the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation that's part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package approved by Congress in March offers the extended benefits.

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  1. Ludicrous. Too many are sitting home doing nothing cause they are so low-life they make more on unemployment than when working.
    Pelosi must be happy has hades.

    1. Pelosi will NOT be happy until she can send her flying monkeys to urinate on President Trump’s grave. I realized LONG ago that there was exceptional hatred between the main two political parties, but–through their ‘responses’ to what is–if not a severe ‘medical’ emergency, what has now been groomed into a nationwide economic horror have raised MY grasp of that hatred considerably. As usual, the citizens will be made to pay for the sins of their ‘leaders’, in their never-ending quest to rule over whatever they LEAVE us of our society!

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