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A map of the states with the most residents receiving unemployment benefits, just as expanded federal aid expires

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The $600 per week supplemental unemployment insurance benefit expires July 31, and congress has yet to pass a replacement.
Nearly 30 million Americans are still receiving unemployment benefits, according to the most recent figures from the Department of Labor.
Over 5 million Californians alone continued to receive benefits in the week ending July 11.
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Millions of Americans are about to lose a crucial lifeline as extended unemployment benefits expire.
In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession, Congress...
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Congress in disagreement as 30.5 million go first week without $600 federal unemployment benefit

Congress in disagreement as 30.5 million go first week without $600 federal unemployment benefit

13 days ago   |   By Fortune

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Congress has yet to come to an agreement for extending or replacing the $600 weekly federal unemployment benefit, which paid its final benefit for the week ending July 25 .
That means the 30.5 million jobless Americans who were receiving the benefit will go their first week without the $600 check.
“On certain issues we made progress, on certain issues we're still very far apart,” treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters on Capitol Hill after...
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