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US Senate adopts Covid jobless benefit compromise

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The Economic Times
06th March, 2021 12:20 IST

The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved a Democratic compromise measure setting federal unemployment benefits for workers hit by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week through Sept. 6, under President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

The amendment supersedes a Republican measure adopted earlier in the day that would have cut off payments on July 18.

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