News Story (NATIONAL)
National Public Radio (NPR)
March 26, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR), Philadelphia Legal Assistance
A record 3.3 million people filed for initial unemployment benefits last week, with millions more anticipated in coming weeks. All this has put a huge strain on state employment agencies, so experts say persistence is key to getting those benefits. In this story, legal aid attorneys give recommendations for what recently laid-off workers should do to navigate the unemployment benefits system.