States Expect Delay of Federal Unemployment Payments

Route Fifty: The next round of federal unemployment benefit payments for out-of-work Americans will likely be delayed state officials are warning, as they await additional guidance from the federal government on how to implement the programs.

It’s unclear how long it will take states to restart the $300-a-week federal payments, which supplement the varying amounts paid by states, the payments for so-called gig workers, or benefit extensions for those who have exhausted state aid.

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