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Committee to consider continuing waivers for UI work-search requirements (access required)

Lawmakers this week will consider extending a series of pandemic-related rules intended to freeze employers' unemployment-insurance payments, waive job-search requirements for people receiving unemployment benefits and curtail the need for in-person fire and electrical inspections.

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Less than 1% of calls to state unemployment call centers were answered, audit shows

Fewer than 1% of calls from Wisconsin residents who lost their jobs during the pandemic were answered by state officials overseeing unemployment benefits, and the Evers administration did not report important information to lawmakers showing the full scope of the problem, a new state audit shows.

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‘It doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight to this’: Pandemic drags on as $600 unemployment lifeline nears expiration

Amy Moreland, a bartender in Madison who has been out of work since mid-March, immediately applied for state unemployment insurance after losing her job and eventually started receiving an extra $600 per week from the federal CARES Act stimulus package — atop her $114 a week in state aid.

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