Jobless Aid Expires as Talks Continue on Coronavirus Package - News Summed Up

Jobless Aid Expires as Talks Continue on Coronavirus Package


WASHINGTON—A $600 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits that has provided a key economic lifeline for millions of Americans ended Friday, with the White House again pushing for an interim deal on jobless aid while Democrats remained focused on negotiating a broader coronavirus relief agreement. The expiration of the federal jobless payment—which Republicans have sought to reduce because it pays many recipients more than they could make working—comes as the jobs market is again faltering. Federal data for the week ending...


Source: Wall Street Journal July 31, 2020 13:37 UTC



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