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Instead of calculating PUA benefits based on people’s income, many states have just been paying the minimum benefit.
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.
While new jobless claims fell below 1 million for the first time in 21 weeks, we're still a long way away from a "good" economy.
States had suspended the requirement in the early weeks of the crisis, but some have now brought it back.
For some people, moving might be an option. For others, not much might change.
Workers lost $80 billion in pay in April due to the pandemic, but only got $48 billion in unemployment benefits, according to the Hamilton Project.