Burgum, along with other state leaders across the country, argues that these benefits were providing an incentive to remain unemployed even as the post-pandemic economic recovery made jobs available.
Others argue that the termination of these benefits are bad for workers. Patrick Hart, the chairman of the Democratic-NPL, compared Burgum’s actions to “kicking people when they are down and treating them viciously.”
What is the relationship between these benefits and employment?
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