Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

NM WINDS DOWN FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT SUPPLEMENT

The weekly $300 federal supplement unemployment benefits expired on September 5th, according to New Mexico labor officials. The Department of Workforce Solutions announced the tentative end of federal supplements to state unemployment benefits; the AP reports. The state is distributing lump-sum $1,500 payments that cover the first five weeks of the program, which is to be followed by one additional $300 payment. The $300 a week jobless aid program was created by executive order from President Donald Trump after another version failed to come to terms.