Stories tagged: "unemployment benefits"


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Experts Warn of ‘Dramatic Increase’ in Suicides as Unemployment and Evictions Continue

And Republicans are still refusing to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment benefits and a federal moratorium on evictions.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, accompanied by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, left, speaks to members of the media following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. as negotiations continue on a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Unemployment Expired 6 Days Ago and Republicans Still Haven’t Passed a Bill to Fix That

If the benefits aren't renewed, economists say consumer spending will decline more than it did during the Great Recession.

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Florida Quietly Reimposes Food Stamp Work Requirements in the Middle of a Pandemic

The mandate was issued without a previous announcement from the Department of Children and Families or from the state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. rides the subway to a meeting, July 21 on Capitol Hill. Congress is just starting to negotiate new legislation to renew coronavirus aid.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Republicans Want to Cut Unemployment by $400 and Then Some

The plan, expected Monday afternoon, would eventually cut benefits to 70% of workers' former wages

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There Are 5 Million Workers in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. They Need Help.

Millions of Americans who rely on soon-to-expire expanded unemployment benefits face a future that could involve food insecurity, poverty, loan defaults, bankruptcies, and homelessness.

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This Woman’s Unemployment Will Go From $725 to $125 if Congress Doesn’t Extend Benefits. She’s Not Alone.

“Every single material hardship you can think about is going to increase if we don't extend the $600 pandemic unemployment compensation."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.