Although other numbers are falling, the number of people receiving extended unemployment remains high
Many of them will face the hardest path back into the labor force.
But they do reduce the number of people receiving food assistance.
Republican governors say the added federal benefits are discouraging people from taking jobs.
The headline is that people who’ve turned down work for health and safety reasons can be eligible for federal aid.
The headline items are $600 checks to individuals and an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits for many.
Instead of calculating PUA benefits based on people’s income, many states have just been paying the minimum benefit.
In 29 of 41 states that reported data, people in receipt of pandemic assistance benefits were being paid below the federal poverty line.
Yellen, a former Fed chair, has advocated for more spending to aid small businesses and the unemployed during COVID-19.
When tens of millions of workers were laid off and applied for benefits in the spring, the system crashed. Here are some ideas for making it work better.
And what happens when the PEUC program expires at the end of the year?