Cutting the $600 unemployment benefit could hurt the recovery, economists say

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The extra $600 a week that Congress gave to the millions of Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic didn’t only allow them to pay the rent and feed their families. It played a big role in keeping the US economy afloat during the steepest downturn on record.

Cutting the $600 unemployment benefit could hurt the recovery, economists say
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The extra $600 a week that Congress gave to the millions of Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic didn’t only allow them to pay the rent and feed their families. It played a big role in keeping the US economy afloat during the steepest downturn on record.

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