Unemployment

50% of U.S. adults who lost jobs due to COVID were still unemployed in August: Study

Fifty percent of adults in the U.S. who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 were still unemployed last month, a new study found. Twenty-five percent of those surveyed said they or someone else in their household lost a job after COVID-19 hit.
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Thousands Told to Pay Back Pandemic Unemployment Payments

Imagine losing your job during the pandemic, getting unemployment insurance payments to help you stay afloat… then getting a notice months later that you had to repay to government. A lot of people in Louisiana don’t have to imagine it.
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Extra $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefits to Run Out After 6 Weeks

Jobless Americans looking to receive the extra $300 in weekly unemployment insurance benefits will see the temporary aid run out after six weeks.
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Why the Countdown to a Second Stimulus Check Really Begins on September 14

Summer is over, but the clock is still ticking on a new stimulus deal. And while another coronavirus relief package is already overdue, an urgent race to a second check truly begins starting next week.
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A New Offer May Have Brought Americans Closer to a Second Stimulus Check

Summer is almost over, and even though several crucial deadlines for a new coronavirus relief package have been missed, lawmakers may have just inched closer to a second stimulus deal.
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Man Charged in $180,000 Unemployment Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has named 37-year-old Samuel George Baker in a criminal complaint that says he filed numerous fraudulent applications for unemployment insurance benefits in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
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Why a Second Stimulus Check Is Unlikely Until at Least September

The days of summer are winding down, but a second stimulus check may still be weeks away, with lawmakers leaving Washington for August recess with no deal on another COVID-19 relief package.
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When Do $400 a Week Unemployment Payments Start? Your COVID Relief Questions, Answered

If you or someone you know has questions about the new unemployment benefits under Trump’s recent executive orders, here are the answers as it stands for now.
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Are Second Stimulus Checks Included in the Executive Orders Extending COVID Relief?

Here’s a few things you need to know about President Donald Trump’s executive orders extending coronavirus relief and the status of a possible second stimulus check.
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Map Shows How Stimulus Proposals Would Impact Unemployment Benefits

Jobless workers are wondering when another stimulus package will be approved, and how it will affect their weekly payments. A new map from the Chamber of Commerce shows how different plans would impact unemployment benefits in every states.
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