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Postponed: Update on Michigan unemployment system, federal CARES Act

Michigan has seen record unemployment numbers due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Michigan has seen record unemployment numbers due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio was expected to provide an update Monday morning on the state’s implementation of the unemployment benefits outlined in the federal CARES Act for self-employed, gig, 1099-contract and low-wage workers.

  • The news conference was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday. However, it has been postponed until Tuesday -- go here.
  • Donofrio will be joining the governor for her 3 p.m. COVID briefing Wednesday (watch here) to give an update, and the full presser will be held tomorrow.

Michigan’s self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers affected by COVID-19 can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning Monday at 8 a.m. Read more about it here.

Related: Michigan unemployment help and resources -- updated list


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