Stories tagged: "Pandemic Unemployment Assistance"


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Arizona Paid Out $16 Billion in Unemployment Over the Pandemic. Scammers Got Nearly 30% of It.

Most of that money is probably lost forever because it was siphoned off by out-of-state or overseas scammers.

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Poverty Rate Climbed in 2020, but Pandemic Assistance Blunted Losses

The Census Bureau estimates that COVID-19 relief payments may have boosted almost 12 million Americans out of poverty.

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Ducey to Cut $300 From Weekly Unemployment Benefits Next Month

As of May, more than 200,000 Arizonans are receiving state unemployment benefits and pandemic assistance. Stephanie Weathersby walked through the Phoenix Veterans Job Fair last week at State Farm Stadium, looking for what many of Arizona’s 600,000 unemployed are looking for: a job. But not just any job. Weathersby needs one that covers housing costs...

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These Pandemic Relief Programs Are Ending This Month—but COVID Won’t

Members of Congress have proposed new relief packages, but they don’t address all of the protections set to end Dec. 31.

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Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Expire This Month — But Some Arizonans Still Can’t Go Back to Work

The federal unemployment benefits put in place to aid workers during the coronavirus expire at the end of the month, but the pandemic is far from over.

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They Finally Managed to Get Unemployment. Then the Money Was Wiped From Their Accounts.

A number of Arizonans who had been approved for unemployment insurance during the coronavirus pandemic had their bank accounts wiped out over the weekend.

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Rent, Unemployment Insurance, and Other Important COVID-19 Deadlines: What You Need To Know In AZ

Don't lose track of what’s due — and when. Check our list of COVID-related due dates for deadlines postponed by the pandemic.