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Half of the people who applied for unemployment didn’t get it, new report says

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Throughout the pandemic, unemployment benefits have taken on a newfound prominence as millions of Americans found themselves jobless — and newly eligible for expanded aid.

But while it’s no secret that some states were bogged down with administrative issues for getting that aid out the door, a new report from Bloomberg Businessweek tracks just how many Americans didn’t receive any assistance amidst the economic devastation of the recession.

According to Businessweek’s estimate, based on a review of Department of Labor data, 64.3 million people applied for benefits from March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020, details ⇒

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