Coronavirus Coverage - Unemployment | New Hampshire Public Radio

Coronavirus Coverage - Unemployment


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Congress is in negotiations to extend federal unemployment benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Congress returns from a summer recess Monday as many states experience spikes in confirmed coronavirus cases.

State governments face a precipitous drop in revenue, parents and teachers are debating how kids will return to school in the fall, and millions of unemployed workers face the prospect of their pandemic assistance running out at the end of the month.

For Lorena Schneehagen, the additional $600 unemployment payment each week during the coronavirus pandemic has held her family's expenses together.

She's an out-of-work preschool teacher in Ann Arbor, Mich., whose son is about to start college.

"I need that to help pay his tuition," Schneehagen said. "And for food and just to pay the general bills."


New Hampshire Senate Democrats are backing a proposal that would increase unemployment benefits and make it easier for certain out of work residents to access those benefits moving forward. 

The worst of the nation's historic job losses are yet to come, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told Fox News Sunday that "the reported numbers are probably going to get worse before they get better."

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Updated on April 27, 2020 at 10:24 a.m.  

Following an executive order from Governor Sununu and the passage of the federal CARES Act, many more people are now able to apply for unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, including those who need to quarantine, and those who are self-employed.

The Exchange spoke with Deputy Commissioner Richard Lavers of N.H. Employment Security in March and April. You can find those full conversations here and here.

Read all of NHPR's coronavirus coverage here. 

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Here’s how Sarah Piedmont, 27, would describe the state’s online system for filing for unemployment benefits.

“It looks like they mashed together, like, five different websites from 2001,” she said.

Piedmont, who works as a restaurant server and is finishing up a degree in mathemathics at Southern New Hampshire University, is temporarily unemployed right now. 

Special Broadcast: Checking In On N.H. Unemployment

Apr 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of Granite Staters suddenly out of work, furloughed, or with reduced hours. The state is seeing a record number of unemployment claims. The Exchange will air a special extended hour Thursday at 1 p.m., as we answer your questions about unemployment. What's been your experience navigating the system?

Air date: 1 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020 

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The CARES Act, a record-setting federal stimulus package, is funneling $2 trillion into the U.S. economy, including hundreds of millions for small businesses and nonprofits hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. We look at how the package aims to help these organizations get through the next few months. 

Click here to read all of NHPR's coronavirus coverage. 

Air date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 

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New Hampshire continues to see unpredecented claims for unemployment benefits, as non-essential businesses across the state have been forced to close until May 4 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The federal coronavirus stimulus package, known as the CARES Act, includes funding that will provide a boost to those seeking assistance while out of work.

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We'll talk with Rich Lavers, deputy commissioner of New Hampshire's Employment Security office, about these changes, what they mean for you, and help to answer your unemployment questions. 

Air date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 10-11 a.m.

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Gov. Chris Sununu issued a series of orders Tuesday morning aimed at softening the financial blow for New Hampshire residents dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.