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Today’s News & Commentary—September 7, 2021

Today’s News & Commentary—September 7, 2021

It was not a happy Labor Day for millions of Americans, as they abruptly lost the unemployment benefits that had sustained them for as many as 18 months. Three federal programs that boosted jobless benefits by $600/week (later lowered $300/week) will expire this week. The federal programs were more inclusive than traditional state unemployment insurance […]

Will cutting off federal unemployment benefits shake up the job market?

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Will cutting off federal unemployment benefits shake up the job market?

Economists will dig through Friday’s labor data for signs that people went back to work as they lost emergency pandemic aid in some states.

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Big Economic Challenges Await Biden and the Fed This Fall

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Expiring unemployment benefits and the Delta variant add uncertainty to a recovery that has brought strong growth but an unusual labor market.This post was originally published on this site

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Covid Aid Programs Spur Record Drop in Poverty

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The most comprehensive study yet of the federal response to the pandemic shows huge but temporary benefits for the poor — and helps frame a larger debate over the role of government.This post was originally published on this site

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 28, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 28, 2021

Since hitting its peak of more than 3 million shots per day in mid-April, the mass-vaccination campaign has dwindled and waned in the United States, dropping to a current rate of around half a million daily jabs, alarming government officials both in the Biden Administration and in state public health departments across the country as […]

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