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Unemployment benefits and one-time checks: What to know about the new stimulus in Pa.

If you’re wondering when your check will arrive, what’s up with your unemployment, or what else taxpayers should expect from the new program, here’s what you need to know.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Jobless aid at end for hundreds of thousands in Pennsylvania

Applications for the $300 per-week Lost Wages Assistance program must be submitted by 10 p.m. Friday to receive the benefit for six weeks in August and September.

By The Associated Press

With unemployment aid set to run out, ‘I have no idea how I’m going to pay my bills’

State officials say if these programs are allowed to end, about half a million Pennsylvanians will abruptly lose their lifeline.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

For Pennsylvania restaurants, ‘the employment situation is catastrophic’

As of October, the region’s restaurants employed about 57,000 workers, a sharp drop from the more than 88,000 working in those establishments a year ago, according to an analysis by regional economist Chris Briem at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA