While some employers may be struggling to hire for one reason or another, economists say generous unemployment benefits are not the cause.
By Arthur Delaney and Dave Jamieson, 05/04/2021 10:41 am ET Updated 1 day ago
As the U.S. economy bounces back from the COVID-induced downturn, some employers say they’re having a hard time finding workers.
GOP lawmakers like Rep. David Rouzer (N.C.) blame the safety net.
“This is what happens when you extend unemployment benefits too long and add a $1400 stimulus payment,” Rouzer said on Twitter last week, posting a photo from a Hardee’s that said it was closed for lack of staff.
“Right when employers need workers to fully open back up, few can be found.”
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