Poll: 1.8 million Americans have turned down jobs due to unemployment benefits

 

Sam Ro, Axios

Jul 14, 2021

 

About 1.8 million out-of-work Americans have turned down jobs because of the generosity of unemployment insurance benefits, according to Morning Consult poll results released Wednesday.

 

Why it matters: U.S. businesses have been wrestling with labor supply shortages as folks capable of working have opted not to work for a variety of reasons.

 

·         One of the more politically controversial reasons has been the availability of unemployment insurance benefits, in particular emergency provisions that were introduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

·         Indeed, 26 states opted to cut emergency benefits early with the intention of incentivizing people to take open jobs.

 

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