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People in half the country got unemployment checks ‘unacceptably’ slowly last summer, Fed report finds

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Throughout the pandemic, unemployment insurance and its pandemic-era expansions helped jobless workers pay their bills during a crisis — that is, if they received their funds in time.

It’s no secret that states struggled to get payments out to recipients. A new report from Tyler Boesch, Ryan Nunn, and Katherine Lim at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis looks at just how timely states were in sending checks to their jobless residents. The results, in some cases, were unacceptably low by Department of Labor standards.

August 2020 was the worst month for getting payments out details ⇒

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