The politicians are in denial
The clowns in Washington are in denial. They keep trying to spin the numbers to talk the U.S. out of an economic depresssion but it ain't working. In fact not only did new unemployment claims increase, the revised, i.e. actual numbers for July were increased by 90,000. Those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits aren't counted so the situation is really bad and getting worse by the day in spite of the tripe from DC.
There are no jobs to speak of for the unemployed so you are SOL when the unemployment benefits expire. There are millions now who are without any unemployment beneifts and millions more who will be by years end. Life is lavish on Capitol Hill however and funded by tax payer dollars. Unfortunately those who still have a job are paying for the politicians to live high on the hog. Tax revenue in the U.S. is the lowest it's been in 32 years because true unemployment is far in excess of 20% nationwide. In some ares of the U.S. there is 30% unemployment and it is getting worse by the day. California and other states are bankrupt yet everything is just fine at Bama's house.