NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. jobless claims have exceeded 30 million since the coronavirus outbreak hit the country, wiping out a decade of job gains and sending many Americans scrambling to find work and cash in on government aid.
FILE PHOTO: A person walks by the entrance of the New York State Department of Labor offices, which closed to the public due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
As part of our weekly #AskReuters Twitter chat series, Reuters invited a group of financial experts to share their best tips for navigating unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are edited highlights.
What advice do you have for people who are still having a hard time tapping unemployment benefits?
“This is an unprecedented situation, and millions of Americans are unjustly in the same boat. Remember that benefits are backdated, so if approved, you’ll get back unemployment from the date…