A lifeline that became a partisan issue. Will the end of enhanced unemployment benefits ease the state’s worker shortage?

Laura Dresser, COWS associate director, is skeptical of claims that characterize enhanced unemployment as a disincentive.

Dresser pointed out that the San Francisco Federal Reserve study also found only a small fraction of workers receiving the previous, higher $600 CARES Act supplement in May and June 2020 would have turned down an offer to return to work at their previous wages.

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