Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.
Nearly all the job growth achieved during the 11-year recovery from the Great Recession has now been lost in one month.
With more employers cutting payrolls to save money, economists have forecast that the unemployment rate for April could go as high as 20%.
These are the obstacles facing freelancers—which include about 57 million Americans—applying for unemployment because of work lost due to coronavirus.
Women may account for more than 55% of unemployment claims filed between mid-March and April 4, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.
Roughly 22 million filed for unemployment benefits in the past month — easily the worst U.S. job losses. But only 12 million people are getting the checks.
More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs since the coronavirus outbreak began: 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week alone.