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Here’s how states can extend expanded unemployment benefits after Biden ends them nationwide

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh confirmed on Thursday that President Joe Biden won’t extend unemployment benefits beyond September 6. But at the same time, they encouraged states to keep helping unemployed people beyond that date.

Walsh and Yellen wrote a letter to the House and Senate finance committee chairs with an update on where unemployment benefits stand. While they said benefits will expire on Labor Day “as planned,” they also noted that Biden encourages states to make use of funds allocated from his American Rescue Plan to continue helping unemployed details ⇒

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