Steve Harvey

2 Million Americans Will Lose Their Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

“Why return to work when I make MORE on unemployment than I do on my job”. …and that’s one of the reasons the Republicans want to end the benefits payments…CNN reports nearly 2 million jobless Americans are set to lose their pandemic unemployment benefits early, with Georgia, Arizona and Ohio becoming the latest Republican-led states to announce they would cease providing enhanced federal jobless payments.

Thursday’s announcements bring the total to 16 states that have said since last week that they would terminate the $300 weekly federal boost to state benefits, as well as the federal expansion of jobless benefits to those who previously didn’t qualify and those who have run out of their regular state benefits. Governors are citing workforce shortages and the improving economy as the reason for their decisions.