MW How long the $300 unemployment benefit lasts all depends on which state you live in
By Elisabeth Buchwald
More than 20 states have started giving unemployed workers the $300 a week benefit, but that could end before all states get funding for the guaranteed six weeks.
Jobless Americans in more than 20 states have started to receive an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits under President Donald Trump's executive order. In some states, that will cover six weeks of payments retroactive to Aug. 1, but for unemployed Americans in other states, that won't be in the case.