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Guest Opinion: Labor issue as economy reopens not because of high-paid execs | Opinion

Mount Equity Group Tokyo, Japan > News > Markets > Guest Opinion: Labor issue as economy reopens not because of high-paid execs | Opinion

I have made it policy not to write letters to the editor. However, after reading Craig Carter’s column in the June 20 edition of Argus Observer, I felt compelled to present a few facts about unemployment benefits.

The $300-per-week federal unemployment bonus granted by Congress is paid to workers already receiving unemployment benefits from the state. Unemployment benefits are paid to unemployed workers in the state by the state where they reside and filed for those benefits. So, using figures from the State of Oregon, the minimum weekly benefit paid to workers by the state is currently $157, and this will increase to $171 beginning after July 4, or nearly $25,000 annually, including the $300. The current maximum weekly benefit is $673 which will increase to $733 after July 4, or nearly $54,000…

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