/ Modified jul 24, 2020 4:14 p.m.

Arizonans facing drop in unemployment benefits with expiration of federal dollars

A discussion with KJZZ Radio's Katherine Davis-Young.

Arizonans receiving unemployment will see their benefits reduced to a maximum of $240 per week with the expiration of federal funding that supplemented payments with an extra $600. The reduction in assistance comes as continuing unemployment claims in the state surpassed 3 million for the first time.

Tens of thousands of residents have also applied for rental assistance, though only roughly 10% have actually received aid from the state. Arizona 360 got insight into the economic pressures facing Arizonans from KJZZ senior field correspondent Katherine Davis-Young who has covered the issue extensively.

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