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Nearly 70 Percent of Unemployed Workers in America Can Receive Higher Government Payments Than Their Lost Earnings

Newswars reported that a large majority of unemployed Americans can receive more in unemployment benefits than what they were earning while being gainfully employed.

During the last few months, 36.5 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits, which prompted Congress to take action in order to tackle this abrupt increase in jobless claims.

However Newswars noted one problem with Congress’ response:

But by giving all of these unemployed workers a repeating 600 dollar bonus on top of existing unemployment benefits, Congress has actually created a very powerful incentive for Americans to be unemployed and to stay unemployed for as long as the bonuses last.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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