Almost 1 Million Americans Have Run Out of Unemployment Benefits
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The Hill Reports: Nearly 1 million people have run out of unemployment payments: analysis
Almost 1 million Americans have completely run out of their unemployment benefits since March after the pandemic turned the U.S. economy on its head.
The Century Foundation calculated that 933,731 people received their maximum allotment of unemployment insurance payments by Aug. 31, according to Labor Department and Treasury Department data. The number and size of unemployment insurance payments are determined by each state.
Between March and April, 20 million Americans lost their jobs and the unemployment rate sky-rocketed to 14.7%.
The number of people out of work for more than 27 weeks also increased to 2.4 million in September, rising 32.5 percent from August, and there were 4.9 million people who have been unemployed between 15 and 26 weeks, according to the September jobs report.
Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been working for weeks on a potential bipartisan stimulus package between $2.2 and $1.9 trillion.
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