Business & Economy

Business & Economy

Laid-off restaurant worker Katrina Thiessen is frustrated by the weeks-long delay in having her unemployment claim approved.

In Northwest States, Newly Jobless Wait For Unemployment Systems To Catch Up

There are hundreds of thousands of additional jobless workers waiting in the wings to file claims, including part-time and gig economy workers and self-employed who qualify under expanded federal benefits. But they are temporarily frozen out. The wait for overloaded unemployment systems to catch up is leaving some of them frustrated or anxious. Continue Reading In Northwest States, Newly Jobless Wait For Unemployment Systems To Catch Up

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Governor Inslee

As Monthly Rents Come Due, So Do Different Eviction Policies For Idaho And Washington Tenants

Rent is due this week. But with stay-home orders in both Washington and Idaho, shuttered businesses and a troubled economy, some people wonder if they’ll get evicted if they don’t pay. In Washington, a moratorium on evictions gives protection to renters hit hard by the COVID outbreak. Idaho has no such moratorium, but a recent court order may protect them. Continue Reading As Monthly Rents Come Due, So Do Different Eviction Policies For Idaho And Washington Tenants

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