States, including Pa., that borrowed from feds to cover unemployment checks now owe interest

Ten states collectively owe the federal government more than $52B, according to the U.S. Treasury

By: - September 7, 2021 10:01 am

Most states across the country pay maximum weekly unemployment benefits that are far below what most would consider a living wage. (Bennett Leckrone/Maryland Matters)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura Olson covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.