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Biden said he’ll cut down on unemployment benefits, but he really might reinstate a pre-pandemic job-seeking policy


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President Joe Biden announced in a speech on Monday that Americans currently receiving unemployment benefits must either take a job that is “suitable” or lose their benefits, encouraging states to reinstate a pre-pandemic policy of requiring people to search for work.

“We’re going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits,” Biden said at the White House.

According to a White House fact sheet released after the speech, the Department of Labor will “reaffirm longstanding UI [unemployment insurance] requirements” to ensure details ⇒

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