ADADState unemployment insurance offices are reporting real-time record spikes in claims.
The surge is straining state unemployment offices, which deliver benefits to the jobless so they can buy food and pay rent.
ADAD“Workers expect unemployment insurance to be there for them in a downturn.
The problems are exacerbated by low staffing levels at state unemployment offices that did not expect such a surge anytime soon.
Many economists are urging Congress to quickly boost funding for state unemployment insurance.