According to the New York Times, new claims for unemployment benefits are inching down and a growing number of Republican governors around the country have announced that they are withdrawing from an array of federal pandemic-related jobless benefits.
- Based on this withdrawal, how many workers will lose jobless claims and over what period?
- What will the programs being abandoned include?
- Employers, in what sectors, have complained of having trouble finding workers?
- What states that have announced plans to end pandemic-related unemployment benefits, which are federally funded but administered by states, ahead of the Sept. 6 expiration date ?
Cohen, W. (2021). Plans to Reduce Jobless Benefits Spreads to 16 States. The New York Times, May 13 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/business/economy/weekly-jobless-claims.html)