Senate lawmakers have adjourned for the week with no plan to extend the weekly $600 CARES Act extra unemployment benefits that have been helping keep families afloat during the pandemic.
States are also still struggling to respond to backlogs of jobless claims. Rhode Island is among those embracing technology to better serve unemployed people.
Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Scott Jensen, director for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.
We want to know: What are your experiences, questions and frustrations about unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic? Share your stories with us. Your answers may be used on-air and you may be contacted by a producer.
This segment aired on July 31, 2020.