Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) is a five-week FEMA grant program pays an additional $300 per week to Idahoans receiving unemployment insurance benefits and who self-certify they are unemployed due to COVID-19. Payments for weeks ending 8/1/2020, 8/8/2020, 8/15/2020 and 8/22/2020 were issued during the week ending Sept 5.
The federal CARES Act programs provide economic assistance to unemployed workers. Find out more about these programs:
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Idaho regained 7,000 nonfarm jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from a revised rate of 5.1 percent in July to 4.2 percent - the third lowest rate in the nation.
Initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits totaled 3,672 for the week ending Sept. 12, dropping by 4 percent – or 132 claims – from the previous week.
The Idaho Department of Labor has hired Bonang Seoela as its new labor economist for Idaho’s south central region, which includes Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls counties. He will also cover Bingham and Power counties in the southeastern region.
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