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Job searches are down in states cutting federal unemployment benefits early, not what you’d expect to see from a ‘disincentive to work’

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Twenty-five GOP-led states have so far opted to end President Joe Biden’s $300 weekly unemployment benefits early to incentivize residents to get back to work. But it looks like the cuts aren’t motivating people to step up their job searches.

Indeed’s hiring lab released a report on Tuesday that found job-search activity is down in states that have opted to end the benefits early. The data, measured by clicks on job postings through June 18, showed increased searches in some of the states ending benefits early and decreased searches in others, but overall, total details ⇒

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