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Subject:  Re: Unemployment number Date:  9/24/2020  9:57 PM
Author:  2K10 Number:  601145 of 619389

Part of the design of the extra money ($600/wk) for unemployment insurance was to allow people to take a pause from the workforce, obey the mandatory stay-at-home and social distancing policies, care for children whose schools had been closed, and still survive with dignity (pay rent, buy groceries, etc) without having to take whatever unsafe job might be presented to them. Also stimulus for the economy. In these regards it was extremely successful and popular policy and probably helped crush the virus in early hotspots (NY, Detroit, Louisiana) and kept economy and stock market from nosediving.
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