Deficit beats estimates as unemployment advantages trimmed

  • Final August deficit was $200.0B

The yearly comparability is a poor one as a result of August 1 fell on a weekend and that modified the timing of funds. Should you modify for calendar shifts, the deficit would have been $255B vs $146B a yr in the past.

Nonetheless, contemplating there is a pandemic that is not unhealthy.

The place the deficit finally is available in relies on what will get handed when it comes to stimulus or forgiving payroll taxes. Each are unlikely.

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