If $300 a week keeps applicants away, there’s a bigger story at play

I don’t buy the argument that an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits is keeping people from looking for work because now they supposedly have got it so good.

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May 14, 2021 - 3:26 PM

I don’t buy the argument that an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits is keeping people from looking for work because now they supposedly have got it so good.

But if that is the case, then the focus should be on the industries unwilling to pay a living wage. 

Susan Lynn, Register editor

Obviously, that’s not a very popular point to be making among some. 

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