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The extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits ends July 31, but Democratic lawmakers want it extended

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  • The extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits is set to end on July 31, according to current legislation.
  • Lawmakers are debating whether to extend the federal boost, phase it out, or let it expire completely.
  • States are still behind on paying out claims, resulting in a $67 billion shortfall in what people should be collecting and what they have received, a Bloomberg analysis found.
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Nearly 43 million people have filed for unemployment insurance since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
As part of the emergency relief package approved in March, Congress added an extra $600 to weekly unemployment benefits. Any person who qualifies to receive state unemployment benefits, including furloughed workers, will automatically get the $600 added to their weekly check or deposit.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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