$20,000 IN CREDIT CARD DEBT AND A NEGATIVE BANK ACCOUNT: THE COST OF ONE WOMAN’S WAIT FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DURING COVID-19

Jeanne Flynn lost her job at a New Jersey restaurant in March. It took months to start receiving unemployment benefits, and she's still trying to access more than $14,000 in back pay. As a result, she used credit cards to cover basic needs for her family. Her story illustrates the financial stress the unemployment system has caused thousands of workers during the coronavirus pandemic. © Pro...