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This week at CBPP, we focused on the economy, state budgets and taxes, federal taxes, health, and food assistance.

Chart of the Week — Official Unemployment Rate Understates Pandemic Job Loss

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:

The expanded $3,000 child tax credit would help 10 million kids living in poverty. Democrats aim to make it a permanent increase
CNBC
March 4, 2021

Unemployment benefits will expire in 10 days if Congress doesn't pass a stimulus bill. Here's what else could expire this month.
Business Insider
March 4, 2021

Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan includes a child tax credit boost popular with Democrats but a 'nightmare' to Republicans
USA Today
March 3, 2021

Senate expected to begin stimulus debate today
Yahoo Finance
March 3, 2021

Millions couldn’t afford diapers before the pandemic. Now, diaper banks can’t keep up.
Washington Post
March 1, 2021

As rent comes due, millions of Americans are already thousands behind
Marketplace
March 1, 2021

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