Infographic: Down the rabbit hole

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Getting to the bottom of an artificial labor market

  • 3 million unemployed U.S. persons
  • New jobless claims rise even after many states opt out of the feds’ unemployment program
  • $300-a-week bonus unemployment benefits enacted March 2021 have impacted the workforce and economy. In six states just the bonus unemployment benefit exceeds the state’s minimum wage.
  • Help wanted. 9.3million unfilled job openings nationwide
The nation’s highest unemployment benefits

hourly wage based on maximum benefits, annualized (two unemployed parents, two children). Not including food stamps, rental assistance, or tax-free benefits.

$100,000 annually

19 states offer unemployment equivalent to 6-figures for a family of four with 2 unemployed parents.

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