PBS NewsHour

Are unemployment benefits keeping Americans home?

Clip: 06/02/2021 | 9m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

As the economy reopens, some businesses are having trouble hiring enough workers to fully operate. In response, many states are ending pandemic unemployment programs, including the extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits set to run through Labor Day. We talked to unemployed workers, business owners across the country about their concerns, and Ben Casselman of The New York Times about the issue.

Aired: 06/02/21

Rating: NR

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