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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Restarting Business Example

Average Salary of $52,000 ($1,000/week)

Employer wants to bring back 100 employees that were laid off and on unemployment to restart the business at 70% capacity for 12 weeks

Employee is receiving $1,000/week and then is retained to work under a 30% reduction in wages and hours.

Under Work Share
$700/week in salary + 30% of state unemployment benefits ($362 maximum x .30 =$108.60) + $600 federal benefit through July 2020.

Employee Weekly Salary
through July 2020

$1,408 with Work Share vs. $962 full unemployment