Unemployment

Biden proposes $1,400 direct payments and extending boosted unemployment benefits until September.
The high pace of layoffs coincides with an economy that has faltered in the face of soaring COVID-19 caseloads.
Since the pandemic started, all women have been hurting, but women of color most of all.
They warn the slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout means the poor economy is unlikely to go away by spring.
At the same time, the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, the first time it hasn't fallen since April.
Lockdowns across the country, more than 300,000 Americans dead and counting, and a global race to find a cure. In 2020, a virus smaller than a speck of dust brought the world to a standstill.
The president's delay in signing COVID-19 relief legislation could have major consequences.
After criticizing the government funding and emergency coronavirus relief as wasteful and inadequate, the president ended up signing it.
The federal government will run out of money on Tuesday if Trump refuses to sign the COVID-19 relief bill in time as he spends the holidays in Florida.
The president, relaxing at Mar-a-Lago, left "desperate" American workers out in the cold with his refusal to sign a COVID stimulus package as help ran out.