June 4, 2021: Twenty-five (25) states have ended or set dates to end payment of pandemic-related unemployment benefits.
Throughout the pandemic, there has been a significant partisan divide on just about every aspect of the issue. Republican voters have consistently been more optimistic than Democrats. This divide is reflected again in the decision to end supplemental unemployment benefits. All the states dropping the supplemental benefits are led by Republican governors.
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- Ballotpedia.org, "State government plans to end federal unemployment benefits related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2021." accessed June 3, 2021
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