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New York Jobless Face New Woes With End of $600 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Despite being laid off, Justin and Terina Sciarrotta have been able to pay the bills.

Despite being laid off, Justin and Terina Sciarrotta have been able to pay the bills.

Justin, a union stagehand at a studio producing big shows for a television network, and Terina, a personal trainer at a gym, have been collecting unemployment — plus each gets a $600 per week special pandemic assistance benefit.

But the future does not look so promising.

Jose Martinez/THE CITY Bushwick resident and former restaurant Kendra Avila's unemployment benefits are calculated without her tips, making her even more reliant n the $600 weekly check. Despite being laid off, Justin and Terina Sciarrotta have been able to pay the bills.

Justin, a union stagehand at a studio producing [...]



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