We’re hurting. Americans are losing $600 of weekly unemployment but many still can’t find work.
Cynthia Pineda lost her accounting job in early April. Without the $600 weekly unemployment boost, she’ll get just $275 each week in aid from Florida. Meanwhile, finding a new job has proven extremely challenging.
Cindy Pineda was the breadwinner of her family before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
But Pineda, 60, lost her accounting job in early April. And her husband, an hourly worker who does fiber-optic cabling, has been getting just two or three days of work per week.
Unemployment benefits have been keeping the family, who live in Davenport, Florida, afloat.
That’s largely due to a $600 weekly supplement to state unemployment checks. But that federal subsidy ended Saturday, leaving the family with $275 a week ($1,100 a month), too little to cover the mortgage and other bills.
Even with the enhancement, her pay is much less than it …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]