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Pandemic poked holes in system for jobless benefits, says GAO

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In this photo illustration, a person files a paper application for unemployment benefits.

Several state lawsuits aim to challenge officials who are curtailing federal assistance for jobless workers before the September end date. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

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COVID-19

For kids who lost parents to COVID, the financial consequences compound the emotional toll

by Alisa Roth Jun 9, 2022
Losing a parent can have long-term financial implications for children.

GAO report highlights vulnerabilities in the unemployment insurance claims system

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jun 9, 2022
The report says decades of underinvestment in personnel and technology have led to weaknesses that were exposed during the pandemic, when there was high demand for benefits.

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