Started Jul 14, 2020 05:00PM UTC   •   Closed Aug 01, 2020 06:59AM UTC

Foxes Ask:

Will the federal emergency increase in unemployment compensation benefits be extended before 1 August 2020?


On 27 March 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which, among other things, provided for $600 per week in supplemental unemployment benefits (Dept. of Labor, Congress.gov (CARES Act)). The benefit is scheduled to end on 31 July 2020, and some are pushing for its extension (CNBC, ForbesBloomberg). If the increase in unemployment compensation benefits is extended by a formula other than a flat number, the outcome of this question will be determined based on the highest amount for which a single unemployed person would be eligible.

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The question closed "No" with a closing date of 1 August 2020.

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Possible Answer Correct? Final Crowd Forecast
Yes, at $600 or more per week 0%
Yes, at less than $600 per week 0%
No 100%

No. of
Forecasters

327

Forecast
Count

834

Crowd Brier Score

0.2302


Most Accurate

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-0.364