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Unemployment benefits cut has split Biden aides as economy faces new headwinds

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Three administration officials said the White House had provided adequate flexibility and resources to states to extend the benefits, if they have high coronavirus case rates and unemployment rates. A White House official also said some states are using relief aid to help workers, with California connecting jobless Americans with other benefit programs, Connecticut using aid for “reemployment bonuses,” and Maine helping them receive reemployment services. The administration officials also pointed to the current 10 million job openings and the 800,000 jobs being created on average per month. That number, however, will be lower after the August jobs report.

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