Route Fifty: Six Months Into the Pandemic, Out-of-Work Texans Are Still Struggling to Navigate Unemployment System

Route Fifty: Six Months Into the Pandemic, Out-of-Work Texans Are Still Struggling to Navigate Unemployment System. “Six months into a pandemic that has killed more than 14,000 Texans, [Christine] Brill is one of 1.8 million unemployed workers statewide facing confusion—and financial calamity. As President Donald Trump’s additional $300 in weekly unemployment aid has dried up for Texans, a second federal pandemic stimulus bill has stalled in Congress, a temporary ban on utility cut-offs soon expires and TWC still struggles to meet the increased demand brought on by an unemployment rate that was 8% in July.”

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