Unemployment insurance is a program for workers unemployed through no fault of their own and is not a paid sick leave program. An individual whose workplace is temporarily or permanently closed may file a claim for unemployment.
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Idaho is one of several states across the nation where the surge of newly laid-off workers is overwhelming state unemployment phone systems.
Idaho workers laid off due to the coronavirus filed 13,341 new claims for unemployment insurance benefits during the week of March 15-21, 2020, up 12,310 for a 1,200 percent increase over the previous week.
“We are still open for business and available to serve our customers,” said Idaho Department of Labor Director Jani Revier.
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