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Thu May 13, 2021, 12:04 PM

Utah opts out of federal pandemic unemployment benefits

In a release on Wednesday, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox announced the discontinuation of the federal unemployment programs tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal stimulus package, with programs ending June 26.

These programs include an additional $300 in federal stimulus to anyone qualified for unemployment, the federal extension of unemployment benefits, and one for self-employed or gig workers.

According to a release from the governorís office, federal pandemic unemployment assistance in Utah totals $12.4 million a week.

The state has a 30-day opt-out period, and Department of Workforce Services Assistant Deputy Director Kevin Burt said the state will opt out soon.

Read more: https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/utah-opts-out-of-federal-pandemic-unemployment-benefits/article_8cfef35c-7f3d-565b-9805-9bd42ae2bee1.html
(Provo Daily Herald)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:16 PM

1. Low unemployment rate.

 

With a 2.9% unemployment rate and many businesses looking for employees... Is this a problem? There are plenty of jobs out there. At my work they start people at $15.50 for someone with no experience. I know of a few other places offering the same.

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Response to ISrassis (Reply #1)

Mon May 17, 2021, 10:42 PM

3. welcome to DU

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:12 PM

2. they leaving money on the table.

I hope this translates into lower economic performance for states that reject this free money. This has the potential to expand the job market as those who were out of the labor market and ineligible could hop into the expanded market the extra cash causes.

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