The California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that workers applying for unemployment benefits will receive an additional $ 600 from Sunday, April 12.
“Many Californians feel the effects of this pandemic, and this added benefit is very important to our workers so that they have resources during this difficult time,” Newsom said.
The additional money is part of the Additional Pandemic Compensation (PAC) of the CARES law. The state of California has processed 2.3 million applications for unemployment benefits in the last four weeks. The figure is higher than those received in all of 2019. The state will celebrate a month of confinement at home due to the coronavirus next week.
“I want to thank our federal partners, as well as everyone in our Labor Agency and the Employment Development Department staff, who work 24 hours to ensure California workers have the resources they need to get through this difficult time,” Newsom said.