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Tennessee to provide extra $300 in unemployment benefits

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will provide an additional $300 per week in federal assistance to people who are unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's approved Tennessee’s request for a grant to give to people on top of their regular unemployment benefits.

 

President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier this month making the money available.

 

It was announced as a $400-per-week benefit, but put the burden on the states to pay $100 a week of that amount.

 

The U.S. Department of Labor issued recent guidance saying states would not have to contribute that money.  

 

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