Trump aid delay snarled US unemployment systems: study

Washington (AFP) – The brief expiration of US pandemic unemployment benefits in December left jobless workers waiting for billions of dollars in aid and states struggling to reactivate the programs, according to a study released Tuesday. The lapse was caused by former president Donald Trump’s days-long refusal to sign a $900 billion stimulus package that extended the aid programs enacted early last year when the pandemic hit. Some US states still have not reactivated the programs, more than four weeks after they should have resumed paying benefits, according to the study by The Century Foundat…

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