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Yes, you can earn more on unemployment instead of working. Here's the gap between average benefits and wages in every US state

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement As some business owners claim that enhanced unemployment insurance is making it impossible to hire workers , an Insider analysis reveals how benefits match up with average pay across every US state.
Using data from the US Employment and Training Administration , we reviewed how unemployment benefits compared to wages as of the fourth quarter of 2020, the most recent period for which figures are available. This map shows the average weekly unemployment benefit paid out, plus the $300 federal weekly boost to unemployment, as a share of the average weekly wage:
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Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The federal government significantly expanded unemployment benefits for much of the pandemic as millions of Americans lost their jobs amid lockdowns. Mass vaccinations and a reopening economy are now throwing the benefits into a new light - as a shadow minimum wage.
American consumer spending has far outpaced job growth amid reopening, and Friday's disappointing April jobs report ignited a furious debate over whether expanded unemployment is helping or hurting.
Democrats maintained their support for the $300 federal boost to unemployment insurance, arguing the...
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