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Bootstrap Unlaced: Studies from Right- and Left-Leaning Think Tanks Show Cuts to Unemployment Benefits Don't Create Jobs

Bootstrap Unlaced: Studies from Right- and Left-Leaning Think Tanks Show Cuts to Unemployment Benefits Don't Create Jobs
In January 2014, when a federal program extending unemployment benefits failed to be renewed in Congress, there was speculation about what might happen to those on unemployment. It is a popular idea with some that an unemployed individual isn’t motivated to seek out a job as long as a government check is coming in regularly. Experts weren’t sure and no reliable data was available. Now there is a report about some data.
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