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The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn't normally qualify for. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate floor on Wednesday as the U.S. Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As the weather warms, will more signs such as this pop up? Economists say the latest data on claims for unemployment benefits may signal that better times are ahead. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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