The Impending Calamity of State FPUC Withdrawals

Policymakers in 15 states have chosen to stop American workers from receiving federal pandemic unemployment compensation supplements as early as June 12. The most recent available weekly unemployment continued claims figures show that the majority of the workers impacted – 297,000 of the 482,000 – reside in six Southern states. Terminating state participation in federal unemployment compensation programs will undoubtedly harm families, businesses, and communities.

Our Senior Research Associate, Dr. Alí Bustamante, explains why in this brief.

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