Data shows states who have already gotten rid of them aren't employing more people.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Federal funding for extended unemployment benefits will end Sept. 6 in Kentucky and affect 56,000 people. Those benefits include $300 in weekly bonus checks and coverage for people who are self-employed.
More than 20 states already ended these benefits in June. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ended pandemic unemployment benefits this summer, but a court of appeals reversed that decision, and benefits will end there Monday as well.
The theory behind ending these benefits is that if people stop receiving them, they will go back to work and fill the jobs that are currently open.
A new study analyzing states that already ended benefits this summer shows the theory wasn't correct. It didn’t send people back to work. For every eight workers who lost benefits in early withdrawal states, only one was employed eight weeks …