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Over 7.5 million people are estimated to lose all or some of the benefits that stopped on Monday with the Labor Department saying there are around 5.7 million fewer jobs than before the pandemic.
Senator Ted Cruz gave a curt piece of advice to Americans who have lost access to their unemployment benefits, which just expired, and are worried about work opportunities, telling them to "get a job."
The Texas senator shared an article outlining the ending of support programs from Monday, which saw the end of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and the extra $300 per week through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.
The progressive think tank the Century Foundation (TCF), called it "the largest cut-off of unemployment benefits in history."
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