Connecting Minnesotans who need work with jobs in demand
16 Jul 2020
The federal $600 a week payment for people receiving unemployment benefits is slated to end at the end of July, unless Congress takes action.
While regular unemployment benefits will continue for eligible people, the loss of the emergency benefit will have a significant impact on many Minnesota families. Over the last several months, the additional $600 a week has helped Minnesotans who lost work or had their hours significantly reduced pay for housing, food, and other necessities for their families during these difficult times. When the temporary payment ends, many people will struggle to make ends meet.