Surprise!

The number of unemployment-benefit recipients is falling at a faster rate in Missouri and 21 other states canceling enhanced and extended payments this month, suggesting that ending the aid could push more people to take jobs.

Federal pandemic aid bills boosted unemployment payments by $300 a person each week and extended those payments for as long as 18 months, well longer than the typical 26 weeks or less. The benefits are set to expire in early September, but states can opt out before then.

4 thoughts on “Surprise!”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    So much for a decent UBI not stopping people from working.

    (Yes I know its supposed to be basic, but to lefties that sort of number is basic)

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