Unemployment Benefits Ending for Millions

The weekly federal supplement ends September 7.

More than 7 million Americans may lose unemployment assistance right after Labor Day. Those who qualified for pandemic relief programs will cease receiving checks on September 7 as the weekly federal supplement to traditional unemployment benefits expires.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, when asked whether there would be a possible extension of those benefits, told reporters, “At this point, they’re expiring at the beginning of September. Nothing has changed on that front; but a final decision has not been made.”

Congress would have to pass legislation to extend benefits. While some favor an extension, others do not. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said, “I’m done with extensions.” He added, “The economy is stronger now, the job market is stronger. Nine million jobs we can’t fill. We’re coming back.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress to have insight and understanding of the economy with regard to the expiration of federal unemployment benefits.
  • For the president and his advisors as they assess the state of the economy.

Sources: The Hill, Newsmax


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