‘This Will Not Stand, Man’: Nine Months Later, Jobless Claims Stuck Near 800,000

787,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, fewer than expected, but still well more than the pre-pandemic record. That jobless claims are still running near 800,000 nine months into the crisis is a testament to the ongoing precarity created by the virus and the acute need for additional federal support to those who have lost their livelihoods. Consensus was looking for 835,000, so the actual print is a "beat," a term rendered largely meaningless in 2020, both due to the impos

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2 thoughts on “‘This Will Not Stand, Man’: Nine Months Later, Jobless Claims Stuck Near 800,000

  1. I dunno. Give me odds. I might take the other side of that bets.

    As long as the “patriots” are the ones refusing to lift a finger for their neighbours and evidencing even an ounce of civic duty because it might somewhere sometimes help a person of colour who might not fully deserve it.

  2. I don’t understand why any one of the other Senators doesn’t call Mitch’s hand and change the offer to any person who has become unemployed or who has no food for his/her family to get the $2000. How hard can it be if we can track the number of unemployed we know who they are. He does have a point in not wanting every American who is still working and not suffering to get the additional money.

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