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President Trump Signs Executive Order To Give Unemployed Americans Extra $400 Per Week

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - At the end of last month, countless Americans stopped receiving federal unemployment benefit payments of $600 per week.
With negotiations to reinstate federal help stalled, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday giving unemployed Americans an extra $400 per week.
“Am I going to wake up to my power being off the next day? Am I going to wake up to no hot water because they shut my gas off?” said Charnell Flow, who used to work two jobs.
She was a manager at McDonalds and worked the kitchen at a Casey's.
“My dad had me stacking hay when I was seven years old...
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Trump's $400 weekly boost to unemployment insurance won't increase benefits for jobless Americans anytime soon

Trump's $400 weekly boost to unemployment insurance won't increase benefits for jobless Americans anytime soon

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Saturday to enact a $400 weekly boost to state unemployment benefits, a cut from the $600 level it once was during the coronavirus pandemic.
But a closer look at the text of the order reveals the administration is actually setting up a "lost wages program."
"This is outside the UI system entirely," said Michele Evermore, a national unemployment expert, adding it could take months for overwhelmed states to design.
Governors are being ordered to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to set up the benefit system, and...
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