Economy Sep 03

Some Americans unlikely to quailfy new $300 federal jobless benefit

The administration rolled out the new $300-a-week benefit, using money from a $44 billion disaster relief fund, after Congress and the White House failed to agree to extend the $600 payment. Yet because of a raft of restrictions and bureaucratic…

Economy Aug 06

1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal checks end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired. The Labor Department’s report…

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