State Pays Out $68,097,470 in Unemployment Insurance BenefitsPosted on Apr 24, 2020 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
SCOTT T. MURAKAMI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2020
STATE PAYS OUT $68,097,470 IN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced that between April 17 to April 23 it distributed $68,097,470 in unemployment insurance benefits. $44,848,600 of that total represents the $600 plus up made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27, 2020.
“The department was able to deliver a record level of benefits in a week and for that I am tremendously grateful for our workers,” said Scott T. Murakami, DLIR Director. “We know that there are still many in our community who are suffering and with the help of our sister departments, the Legislature, private sector partners and non-profits, we are resolute in providing a greater level of relief as soon as possible.”
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