Gilbert Public Schools will lay off 152 teachers amid declining enrollment and a looming financial cliff brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arizonans who have been unemployed during the pandemic say the extra $60-$80 is a small amount but still something they would have been grateful for.
A large number of Arizona companies have chosen to lay off workers and pay back the loan rather than spending the required 60% on payroll.
Republicans have rejected calls to raise the state's unemployment benefits above $240 per week while demanding COVID liability protection for businesses.
Amid the pandemic-driven economic recession, fraudsters continue to find ways to scam unemployed Americans out of their money.
Protection from the CDC and various local organizations can help keep renters in their homes at least through the end of the year.
Arizona’s unemployment is quickly creeping up again, leaving more than 288,000 without a job ahead of the approaching holidays.