Freelancers and unemployment benefits in California

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Cathy Powell, a newly unemployed freelancer in LA, says she’s lost six months of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Cathy Powell.

On Tuesday, California launched a new portal for freelancers to receive pandemic unemployment benefits. A freelance event planner shares her difficulty in accessing the portal. Also, the program director for the National Employment Law Project discusses the problems plaguing the state's unemployment system.