Roughly 240,000 unemployed Coloradans face a significant reduction in income when the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (or PUC) elapses in late July.

The federally funded benefit — which provides a $600 weekly benefit to supplement unemployment insurance — helped many workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic to meet their basic needs during the most serious economic and health crisis of our lifetime.

In this eight-page issue brief, CCLP’s Charles Brennan explains why Congress should extend the PUC until the pandemic is over.

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