Unemployment

Eldis Sula
July 31, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Coronavirus relief for jobless workers officially expires today — but a new stimulus package is still a ways off. The weekly $600 unemployment benefits passed in March’s CARES Act officially end on Friday.
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Johnny Lopez
July 31, 2020 - 3:00 am
While lawmakers are currently negotiating a second round of stimulus checks, many Americans have yet to still receive their first payment. The IRS is now being urged to expedite the delivery of the checks to Americans in need.
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Eldis Sula
July 30, 2020 - 5:07 pm
While a second stimulus check seems all but certain, the timeline and amount of another round of relief is up in the air. According to the president, Americans may end up receiving a greater direct cash payment than previously assumed.
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Eldis Sula
July 27, 2020 - 6:23 pm
As the country continues to grapple with the effects of coronavirus, many Americans are eagerly wondering what will be included in a second stimulus relief bill. Here’s a look at the new proposal put forth by Senate Republicans on Monday.
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Johnny Lopez
July 24, 2020 - 8:00 pm
The $600 enhanced unemployment benefits, which were part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, are set to expire this weekend. As far as what happens next, there are a few different scenarios.
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Eldis Sula
July 24, 2020 - 1:13 pm
It seems likely that another stimulus check could be included in a second round of coronavirus relief. But there are still many questions around who exactly will qualify for another direct payment.
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Motorists take part in a caravan protest in front of Senator John Kennedy's office at the Hale Boggs Federal Building asking for the extension of the $600 in unemployment benefits to people out of work because of the coronavirus in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
July 23, 2020 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation got another dose of bad economic news Thursday as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose last week for the first time since late March, intensifying concerns the resurgent coronavirus is stalling or even reversing the economic recovery. And an...
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RADIO.COM Staff
July 23, 2020 - 12:21 pm
With the first wave of expanded COVID-19 unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of this month, officials are weighing the possibility of lowering the amount of the weekly payment but extending its duration through the end of the year.
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AP News
July 23, 2020 - 8:44 am
The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since the pandemic struck in March, evidence of the deepening economic pain the outbreak is causing to the economy.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
July 17, 2020 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major source of income for roughly 30 million unemployed people is set to end, threatening their ability to meet rent and pay bills and potentially undercutting the fragile economic recovery. In March, Congress approved an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits as part of...
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