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One in three Americans on unemployment struggle to pay for food, housing – survey
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WASHINGTON – Nearly a third of U.S. households receiving unemployment benefits are struggling to cover routine expenses such as food, housing, and medical treatment, according to a survey published by the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau on Tuesday.
The findings of the Census Bureau’s experimental Household Pulse Survey, conducted from Feb. 3-15, underscore the hardships wrought by the year-long COVID-19 pandemic. They also challenge the argument from some quarters that jobless benefits were too generous and could discourage people from seeking work.