Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.
Women may account for more than 55% of unemployment claims filed between mid-March and April 4, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.
Roughly 22 million filed for unemployment benefits in the past month — easily the worst U.S. job losses. But only 12 million people are getting the checks.
The latest report from the Labor Department released Thursday shows the figure for last week is much higher than the previous record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week.
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