South Dakota rejects Trump’s widespread unemployment

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, one of President Trump’s closest allies, has rejected the additional unemployment benefits delivered by an executive measure of Mr. Trump. The executive measure provided an additional $ 300 in unemployment benefits per week, but it required states to kick in another $ 100.

In a statement, Noem said South Dakota had recovered nearly 80 percent of its job losses since the start of the years. coronavirus pandemic.

“A lot, a lot of companies are looking to relocate to South Dakota because of the decisions we made during the pandemic,” Noem said. “South Dakota is open to business – that applies to our business owners and their employees.”

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation reported Thursday that unemployment claims had increased slightly to 911 claims, up from 775 the week before, according to CBS Sioux Falls branch KELO.

After the extra $ 600 a week in unemployment benefits provided by the CARES Act expired on July 31, Mr. Trump introduced executive measures that provide an extra $ 300 in unemployment, taking out $ 44 billion of the funds for Emergency Management Agency for Natural Disasters.

Mr Trump’s memorandum makes the extra unemployment benefits retroactive to August 1, but the money could take weeks to reach people and is less than advertised for some reporters living in states that cannot pay the extra $ 100 to be delivered.

Congress and the White House not been able to reach an agreement on a new account for financial relief.

Mr Trump tweeted on Friday that the first four states – Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana and New Mexico – was approved for assistance.

Grace Segers contributed to this report.