Unemployment

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Even as Congress raced to rescue the nation from the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Republican lawmakers were raising red flags about expanding unemployment benefits -- particularly providing the jobless with a weekly federal supplement worth hundreds of dollars. ...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week said those residents receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required once again to show proof they’re looking for a job. ...
April’s jobs report revealed college-age Americans are experiencing more than twice the overall rate of unemployment. Rainesford Stauffer, author of “An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional,” joins American Voices with Alicia Menendez to share how Millennials and Gen Z’ers are redefining success during the pandemic. ...
President Joe Biden defended his decision to extend enhanced unemployment checks to American workers, despite a crushing jobs report. ...

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