Some Unemployed Americans Are Getting Just $5 a Week to Live On

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
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Some Unemployed Americans Are Getting Just $5 a Week to Live On

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unemployment crisis unlike any other. Under March's CARES Act, workers on unemployment were eligible for that increase through March 31, but lawmakers have allowed it to run out as they debate a second relief package. The $600 weekly boost that was in effect through July 31 was a federal unemployment supplement.