ESD COVID-19 August Update
Dear Business Association, Organization and Business leaders,
Happy Belated 85th Birthday to Unemployment Insurance which was a part of the Social Security Act that was passed on August 14th, 1935. More of the history can be found in this excellent and comprehensive article! Thank you for your patience while we paused this stakeholder update last week.
In this mid-August update, you’ll see: 
  • The current Dashboard for our delivery of Unemployment Benefits
  • The latest Unemployment data/information
  • Insights on President Trump’s Lost Wages Assistance executive order that he issued Saturday August 8, 2020 including:
  • A reminder on various tips and tricks – including information on a new step that US Department of Labor is requiring us to have PUA recipients do.

Thank you and have a great week, 
Suzi LeVine
Commissioner, the Employment Security Department
Please follow me @ESDCommish
(pronouns: she/her/hers)