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This July 21, 2020 photo shows SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar employee Liz Carey who has been out of work since the shop closed in March and now faces the potential loss of federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. (Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — For Liz Carey, the additional $600 unemployment payment every week during the COVID-19 pandemic at least has eased the financial stress of this unsettling time.

Carey, 26, lost her job at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar when the downtown Eau Claire business shut down for Wisconsin's safer-at-home order. Her household suffered a double whammy because her husband, Colin, a full-time manager at the coffee shop, also was out of work when the doors closed.

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