From the Document: "Congress is currently considering a new stimulus package to address the economic recovery. As of December 2020, the unemployment rate for private nonagricultural workers was 6.7%, down from 13.3% in May and 14.7% in April, but significantly above the 4.4% rate in March before the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began to affect the economy. COVID-19 infections and deaths, while slowing in the late spring of 2020, began to rise steeply in the fall and winter."
CRS Insight, IN11589
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