Unemployment

Lawmakers Unveil Plan to Extend $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefits

With enhanced unemployment benefits set to expire on July 31, Senate Democrats have unveiled a new plan to extend the payments for millions of Americans.
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Man Becomes Homeless While Waiting for COVID-19 Unemployment Claim

A delay in receiving unemployment benefits led to a Nevada man being forced to live on the streets. The Las Vegas resident was approved to begin getting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), but weeks went by without receiving any money.
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Will the Coronavirus Recession Be Worse Than the Great Recession of 2008?

It has been about three months since the states began lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19. Will the coronavirus recession be worse than the Great Recession of 2008?
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Furloughed Disney Employee Says Delayed Unemployment Benefits Have Him on Financial Brink

Following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney World employee Brannen Perry was furloughed from his job at Epcot’s Garden Grill restaurant. Perry filed for unemployment benefits, but has not received any payments in more than two months.
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Survey Finds 30% of Americans Unable to Make Their June Housing Payments

As we enter the fourth month of the pandemic, unemployment remains high, and millions of people are still having trouble making their monthly rent and mortgage payments. Read more now.
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21-Year-Old College Student Among 24,000 Told to Pay Back Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits have offered some relief to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. But 24,000 people in Ohio have found themselves having to pay back portions of their benefits.
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Will the $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Be Extended Past July 31?

The Trump administration is opposed to extending the $600 weekly unemployment benefits which are currently set to expire on July 31.The benefits were part of the CARES Act stimulus package that passed in March.
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Are Second Stimulus Checks Unlikely After Strong Jobs Report in May?

After an unexpectedly positive jobs report for the month of May, Americans are wondering if a second round of stimulus relief is less likely than ever.
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Another 1.9 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Despite businesses beginning to reopen, nearly 1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, over 42 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits.
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Nearly One-Third of Unemployment Benefits Have Not Been Paid Out Yet

With more than 40 million Americans currently out of work, many have yet to receive any unemployment benefits. $67 billion has yet to be paid out via overloaded and antiquated government systems.
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