Unemployment has seen a massive spike with Covid-19, but efforts at relief are making it a little less painful.
The CARES Act provides businesses with an incentive to retain employees through the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) and Unemployment Insurance is now often said to be on steroids.
Those employees who qualify for unemployment (and that group has been expanded with fewer restrictions) will also qualify for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation through the CARES act. This is a weekly $600 payment on top of state unemployment though July. NBC News has an article that addresses many questions surrounding this.
If you have been laid off, even for part of your hours, there are options for filing for unemployment. See the Employment Security Department’s website for more details on: