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February 7, 2022

Controversial Changes to WV Unemployment Proposed

WVNSTV – West Virginia lawmakers are considering bills that could drastically change unemployment benefits in the state. Read the full article.

Supporters of the idea, say they’re just trying to get more people back to work. A lot of the unemployment concerns stem from the impact of COVID-19. Some businesses were hit hard in the early days of the pandemic, especially in the hospitality industry.

Many restaurant workers who lost jobs did not come back to work as unemployment benefits went on for months. But now, Republicans in the legislature are trying to fix that, though advocates for the unemployed say the effort is misguided.

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