Employment Reporting

Unemployed and want your $600? Get in line.

The stimulus package from Congress that expanded unemployment benefits and added an extra $600 per week to state benefits checks made one major assumption: That people are able to apply.

Impact: After the story ran, the Texas Workforce Commission said it would backdate unemployment claims during the pandemic to the date that workers were laid off, a revision to its usual policy, remedying the issue of a loss in benefits.

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