Alaska unemployment payments with $300 increase set to begin


October 22, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Eligible Alaska residents receiving unemployment checks from the state are expected to receive a $300 increase to their weekly payments beginning next week, officials said.

Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy approved the increase in August to replace a $600 increase from Congress that ended in July, The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

The increase will be paid from a federal disaster relief fund for unemployment aid to counter the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump in August signed an executive order allowing states to use the funds...

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