[Ed. – ‘These unemployment benefits provided financial relief to those who already exhausted their state’s unemployment benefits.’ It also created a dire employment shortage while many sat at home watching soaps instead of looking for gainful employment.]
Unemployment benefits due to the Covid-19 pandemic will end today for millions of Americans.
Here’s what you need to know.
Unemployment insurance of $300 a week will end for more than 7 million Americans effective today, which brings economic uncertainty amid a resurgence of Covid-19. Approximately 26 states have already ended enhanced unemployment benefits ahead of the expiration date, with some governors stating that these unemployment benefits are a discentive for Americans to return to work. Pandemic relief has been an essential way for unemployed Americans to pay for rent, food and other necessities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s what the end of these unemployment benefits mean for you:
These unemployment benefits provided financial relief to those who already exhausted their state’s unemployment benefits, which is typically 26 weeks, although it varies by state.