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Republican governors say the added federal benefits are discouraging people from taking jobs.
The Republican governors of Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina say the benefits keep people out of the workforce.
Making the unemployment system a federal program could help reduce some of the huge racial disparities that currently exist.
When tens of millions of workers were laid off and applied for benefits in the spring, the system crashed. Here are some ideas for making it work better.
More than seven months into the pandemic, more people are filing for unemployment benefits every week than at any point in the Great Recession.
As Congress battles over how to help those who are out of work in the pandemic, FEMA funds to replace federal pandemic checks are already running out.