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Are Expanded Unemployment Benefits Keeping People From Returning To Work?

Are Expanded Unemployment Benefits Keeping People From Returning To Work?

Update: 2021-05-203
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Twenty-two Republican led states are planning to roll back expanded unemployment benefits, because they say the benefits are keeping people from returning to work. Progressives argue employers need to do a better job of incentivizing workers to return. We look at what's really going on.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Vicky Riddle

that just shows you that companies aren't paying people a living wage. If you make more money sitting at home with government help then you do working at a job what is your choice going to be? It's obvious you're going to stay at home. So these companies need to pay people a living wage so they want to go to work. You should make more money at work than you do on unemployment.

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Are Expanded Unemployment Benefits Keeping People From Returning To Work?

Are Expanded Unemployment Benefits Keeping People From Returning To Work?

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