Compare wages vs. COVID-19 crisis unemployment

Compare your area's minimum wage or your own salary to weekly unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, which includes an extra $600 a week for up to four months.

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You could earn a week working for minimum wage.

Your unemployment weekly benefits could be between: & *

*Includes the extra $600 from the CARES act.

*Some states allow increased unemployment benefits if you declare dependents. This is included in the unemployment maximum weekly benefits.

*These values are approximations and actual minimum wage and unemployment benefits may vary based on your state and circumstances. All approximations are before taxes. Weekly wages are assuming a 40-hour work week.


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