LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic opportunity says $1.37 billion has been dispersed to 820,000 unemployed Michiganders who were affected by COVID-19.
The U.S. Department of Labor released new numbers Thursday showing 1,178,021 Michiganders have filed for unemployment since March 15. Of those claims, 134,119 were filed just last week.
According to the state, those who have not received their benefits yet will get them shortly after certifying their claim.
They say this is federally required and needs to be done two weeks after filing.
According to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Michigan is also one of the first states to send out the extra $600 from the CARES Act, along with being one of the firsts to open the application to self-employed workers and independent contractors.
Weekly unemployment claims during COVID-19:
|Week-Ending April 18:||134,119|
|Week-Ending April 11:||222,207|
|Week-Ending April 4:||388,554|
|Week-Ending March 28:||304,335|
|Week-Ending March 21:||128,806|
|Five Week Total:||1,178,021|