Wisconsin DWD wants $600 a week federal unemployment relief to continue

(WLUK) -- The final round of federal unemployment benefits are being sent out this week.

“A lot of people are really concerned and want to see that benefit extended to keep our families and our communities afloat,” said Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman.

People who received unemployment insurance were given $600 a week on top of the state’s unemployment benefits.

Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development would like those federal payments continue.

“If 8,9 or 10 percent of Wisconsin families don’t have that supplement, that’s going to be a large chunk of Wisconsin’s workforce that, if they’re still unemployed, will receive a maximum of $370 a week which is really challenging," said Frostman. "Even to make it in Wisconsin, but let alone to help keep our economy afloat.”...

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Ken Notes: I support this, but it should e based on a percent of actual wages. I know many who were actually making more with the stipend and unemployment than without. Same with PPP loans, companies were paying some employees 100% of their salaries to stay home. I guess I would like to see a Nation that could bend together rather that separate into winners and losers. We should have learned this in the last recession but there are those who thrived and those who will never recover. All Bank executives that we all bailed out still make 10`s of millions each even though their "salaries" are all bellow one million.



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