pandemic unemployment

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The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program was approved in March to provide a temporary boost to weekly unemployment payments under the CARES Act. Under that program, those who filed for unemployment got $600 in addition to their unemployment benefits.

However, that extra benefit expired over the weekend, leaving many who received that money to wonder how to replace it. 


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The number of Idahoans filing initial claims for unemployment continues to decline but remains at historical highs.

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New unemployment claims in Idaho have surpassed 117,000 since mid-March, double the number filed all last year.