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Federal pandemic unemployment benefits expire nationwide

Sep 6, 2021
No more gig worker and self-employed benefits, no more extra $300 a week and no more extended aid for the long-term unemployed.
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As federal jobless benefits cutoff looms, millions still unemployed

Aug 5, 2021
Many states ended pandemic-related federal unemployment programs early, but there's no evidence it sent more people back to work.
Despite a dip in unemployment claims, 13 million Americans are receiving some form of benefits for being out of work.
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As some states forego federal pandemic benefits, workers weigh their options

Jun 23, 2021
In Tennessee, the governor says everyone should be able to find a job that's a good fit. Workers say it's not that simple.
For most Americans getting jobless benefits, the money’s about to run out when all federal pandemic unemployment programs expire on Sept. 5.
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Will cutting federal unemployment benefits push job growth?

Jun 14, 2021
Four states have now shut off the extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits.
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Nearly half of states will cut short federal jobless benefits

May 27, 2021
The economy is steadily improving, but we're not back to "normal."
Conservatives have argued that enhanced unemployment benefits were meant to buffer workers from the worst of the pandemic, which has now passed.
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More Republican-led states opting out of federal unemployment payments

May 14, 2021
Republican governors say the added federal benefits are discouraging people from taking jobs.
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3 states will exit federal pandemic unemployment programs. More are likely to follow.

May 10, 2021
The Republican governors of Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina say the benefits keep people out of the workforce.
Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina are opting out, but the U.S. economy is down more than 8 million jobs since the pandemic hit.
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Unemployment insurance is broken. What would it take to fix it?

Jan 20, 2021
Making the unemployment system a federal program could help reduce some of the huge racial disparities that currently exist.
Some economists are saying it is time for the federal government to take over the unemployment insurance system.
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Unemployment insurance is broken. How can it be fixed?

Nov 18, 2020
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.
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Jobless Americans struggle to get and keep benefits

Nov 4, 2020
More than seven months into the pandemic, more people are filing for unemployment benefits every week than at any point in the Great Recession.
Protesters call on Florida to fix its unemployment system.
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