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May 18 - 21 states now canceling federal unemployment benefits
 

 
Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas are the latest states to join the wave of others opting out of pandemic-era unemployment programs next month that will slash benefits for 3.6 million workers.

"It's incredibly disappointing that even in states with high unemployment rates like Texas, Republican Governors are putting ideology over the needs of their workers," Andrew Stettner, an unemployment insurance expert and senior fellow at the Century Foundation, told Yahoo Money. "For the first time in the pandemic, unemployed workers will largely not be able to find a source for help as they struggle to find a job."

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Workers in those 21 states stand to collectively lose $21.3 billion, averaging out to potentially thousands of dollars per worker, according to an analysis by the Century Foundation. That's money that also won’t flow into those states’ economies.

The move to cancel federal programs gained steam among Republican governors following April's disappointing jobs report. House Republicans including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urged all GOP governors to opt out of the federal programs in a letter on Friday.

"The Texas economy is thriving and employers are hiring in communities throughout the state," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement on Thursday. "The amount of job openings in Texas is far greater than the number of Texans looking for employment, making these unemployment benefits no longer necessary."

In March, Texas's unemployment rate was 6.9% down from its pandemic peak of 12.9% but higher than its pre-pandemic level of 3.7%. Workers in Texas will lose at least $3,000 in additional unemployment benefits while workers reliant on other federal programs will lose from $3,700 to $8,350 in benefits. The move will leave 1.3 million workers with limited or no benefits.

‘The ones that will have the hardest time finding a job’

Starting in mid- or late-June, jobless workers in those 21 states will lose the extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits but maintain their regular benefits. Contractors, gig workers, and others will lose access to the Pandemic Unemployment a*sistance (PUA) program, meaning they won’t get any benefits at all.

Those programs are set to expire on September 6 nationwide.

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The cut-off in benefits will disproportionately hurt people of color in many states, according to Stettner. Two-thirds of unemployment insurance recipients in Mississippi are Black, while around half in South Carolina and Alabama are Black. The percentage of Black Americans relying on unemployment in those three states is at least three times higher than the national average of 18%.

"We know in the southern states, people of color — Black workers in particular — are the majority of people on benefits," Stettner said. "They're the ones that will have the hardest time finding a job because of discrimination and also they're the ones who were hit by COVID the hardest."

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‘Get off the sidelines and into the workforce’

Arizona, Montana, and Oklahoma are the only states so far of the 21 to offer a one-time return-to-work payment of $2,000, $1,200, and $1,200 respectively, using money from the American Rescue Plan.

In Montana, only those who complete four weeks of work would get the payment, while Arizonians must complete at least 10 weeks at their new job. In Oklahoma, workers have to complete six weeks of work to get the bonus.

"Since our state has been open for business since last June, the biggest challenge facing Oklahoma businesses today is not reopening, it’s finding employees," Governor Kevin Stitt said in a statement on Thursday. "For Oklahoma to become a Top Ten state, workforce participation must be at a top level and I am committed to doing what I can to help Oklahomans get off the sidelines and into the workforce."

Lawmakers, including Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), are urging the labor secretary to find a way to pay benefits to PUA recipients, with Sanders noting that it's a “congressionally-mandated requirement,” in a letter on Thursday.

"I urge you to commit to holding states accountable for their role in administering PUA benefits," Sanders wrote. "Workers who lack access to childcare, have lost employer-sponsored health insurance, and fear for their health and safety as we work to get every American vaccinated are entitled to these benefits."

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 4 weeks ago '12        #2
Di Warlord 
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WA state not on that fu*k sh*t

let me go ahead and apply for that sh*t from now in case these cats change their mind
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 4 weeks ago '16        #3
kuul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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They want to secede so bad. Republicans stay on the fu*k sh*t.
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 4 weeks ago '18        #4
Lord God  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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and the same jobless republicans will continue to hurt themselves by voting for their cuck lords.
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 4 weeks ago '19        #5
lordinfamouz 
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Those who need it and really trying everyday to find a job to support their family i feel sorry for but those other MFers who just milking the system and not even trying to look for a job ( i mean literally not doing sh*t all day)..well fu*k those people and glad that sh*t is ending.
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 4 weeks ago '07        #6
boobizzy 
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 lordinfamouz said
Those who need it and really trying everyday to find a job to support their family i feel sorry for but those other MFers who just milking the system and not even trying to look for a job ( i mean literally not doing sh*t all day)..well fu*k those people and glad that sh*t is ending.
I honestly think the majority are just fu*king around and taking advantage of the system.
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 4 weeks ago '16        #7
LeastLoved 
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so many fu*king places are hiring near me it's insane. if you don't have a job right now it's not because of covid
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 4 weeks ago '05        #8
Stuart Scott  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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thats fu*ked up

it's only been over a year for the pandemic
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 4 weeks ago '19        #9
satchseven 
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 Di Warlord said
WA state not on that fu*k sh*t

let me go ahead and apply for that sh*t from now in case these cats change their mind
Washington light years ahead of all those states. Back in Missouri after 12 yrs there sh*t depressing to observe the difference
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 4 weeks ago '07        #10
Cambury  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Di Warlord said
WA state not on that fu*k sh*t

let me go ahead and apply for that sh*t from now in case these cats change their mind
Its alot of Jobs hiring people dont wanna work bruh
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 4 weeks ago '10        #11
nikodarippa 
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Whoa


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 4 weeks ago '18        #12
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 LeastLoved said
so many fu*king places are hiring near me it's insane. if you don't have a job right now it's not because of covid
So wait if you are being paid MORE to stay home you should get up and work to get paid sh*t? Get the fu*k outta here...
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 4 weeks ago '08        #13
Datboitrill 
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 lordinfamouz said
Those who need it and really trying everyday to find a job to support their family i feel sorry for but those other MFers who just milking the system and not even trying to look for a job ( i mean literally not doing sh*t all day)..well fu*k those people and glad that sh*t is ending.
Hell yeah im in texas just got laid off my job last month said they won't be letting us back until September .. sane month my unemployment was supposed to end but now I gotta fund a b.s. job that won't be paying near what I was making at my job or u.e. which was 150$ less then my regular pay any way smh all thisnaftsr jumping through hoops to get it
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 4 weeks ago '18        #14
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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These red states will still continue to put Republicans in office who are ok with socialism for corporations and capitalism for the masses.
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 4 weeks ago '08        #15
Datboitrill 
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 nikodarippa said
I got patnas that have jobs and get that unemployment. That sh*t needs to end the scamming is crazy
Depends on the hours they worked if the work less then 20 a week they can still qualify itz always been like that even b4 the pandemic
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 4 weeks ago '05        #16
Krazie 
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 LeastLoved said
so many fu*king places are hiring near me it's insane. if you don't have a job right now it's not because of covid
There are places literally begging. Offering signing bonuses and sh*t. You could literally walk in somewhere and get hired on the spot at some places it's so bad.
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 4 weeks ago '06        #17
Storchaveli  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Good. fu*k these Republican states. More red states are on welfare than blue states as it is. Sorry MAGAts. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.
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 4 weeks ago '07        #18
andros06 
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Good. I've never seen so many help wanted signs. No one is working, handouts are over. Back to work, play time is over.
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 4 weeks ago '12        #19
ezduzit 
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 nikodarippa said
I got patnas that have jobs and get that unemployment. That sh*t needs to end the scamming is crazy
The only scammers are the government themselves man
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 4 weeks ago '04        #20
ddash 
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 andros06 said
Good. I've never seen so many help wanted signs. No one is working, handouts are over. Back to work, play time is over.
yup
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 4 weeks ago '17        #21
EvanDaGawd 
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It's about damn time. Go back to work you lazy fu*ks.
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 4 weeks ago '16        #22
Blunted Sultan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Lmao thread so different
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 4 weeks ago '12        #23
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 nikodarippa said
I got patnas that have jobs and get that unemployment. That sh*t needs to end the scamming is crazy
If they're working a certain number of hours, and its anything like Georgia...they gone end up paying that sh*t back. I had a homie who got a nice notice in the mail that he was gonna have his wages garnished cause this n*gga got a new job and still collected a few grand worth of unemployment

So they might be eating now, but that sh*t ain't gone last too much longer lol
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 4 weeks ago '15        #24
richmoneycash 
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When I first saw the bill I posted on here that people was gonna take advantage and not wanna go back and was gonna complain when they strip it away.
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 4 weeks ago '10        #25
nikodarippa 
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 Datboitrill said
Depends on the hours they worked if the work less then 20 a week they can still qualify itz always been like that even b4 the pandemic
These n*ggas working full time lol just lying to them folks I tried to be the sensible one in my friend group and tell them that sh*t ain't smart
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