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At least 5 states start paying $300 unemployment boost

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Philadelphia residents rallied at City Hall to demand Congress return and come to a deal on unemployment and other key features of the HEROES Act.

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At least five states have begun paying out a federal boost to weekly unemployment benefits. Others have signaled they’ll do so within days.

Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas are the first states to disburse the aid, a $300-a-week increase in jobless benefits. (States could choose to kick in an additional $100 a week, but most have opted against it.)

It’s been nearly three weeks since President Trump signed an executive measure creating the Lost Wages Assistance program.

The program will pay up to…



Source cnbc.com

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