Stimulus Check Update: Could Rising Jobless Claims Make the Case for a Fourth Payment?

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It's been months since lawmakers approved a round of stimulus checks, and while monthly Child Tax Credit payments have been hitting Americans' bank accounts since July, not everyone is entitled to those payments. At this point, boosted unemployment benefits have run out, so the jobless are limited to the benefits paid by their states alone. For the week ending Sept. 18, there were 351,000 new jobless claims filed.

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