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Jobless Americans missing billions in benefits for January

Posted at 12:36 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 17:10:15-05

Jobless Americans missed out on $17.6 billion in benefits in January.

The new number from the Century Foundation which reviewed state unemployment agency websites and local news coverage.

Unemployed were left waiting because the coronavirus relief bill wasn't finalized until the end of December.

It takes weeks for states to update their computer systems with the new provisions.