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To beat unemployment right now, a job would need to offer $18.50+, just to break even with what someone gets on unemployment each week. Also, the person on unemployment isn't required to have taxes taken out from their weekly unemployment check, so that makes it an even larger gap.

I can understand why someone wouldn't want to take a pay cut, just so they can say they have a job. The system gives and the system takes. They are smart to take what it gives while they can.
Quick note...you do have to pay taxes after $10,500 (which is new with the latest stim) but after that you do.

Bottom line, I think it was a good idea to extend them the last time, but extending them again I don't think would be a good idea. September is when they expire, but we need to fight the antivaxxers that could stop us from not being 100% open by then.

Bottom line I'd rather have the unemployment benefits high for a slightly too long period of time than a too short period of time.
 

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The 6% unemployment rate only includes people looking for work the past 4 weeks.

From the article:
Standard unemployment rates do not capture all of the negative effects that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the labor market. For example, the overall unemployment rate would be 7.1 percent if it included people who have stopped looking for work during the past four weeks. (The headline unemployment rate does not count those people as unemployed because they are considered outside of the labor force.) Including the 5.8 million people that are working part time despite desiring full-time work would bring the rate to 10.7 percent.


So the people you are referring to would increase the unemployment rate from 6 to 7 but are CLEARLY a small slice of the unemployment pie
clear as mud...
all I know is what's been put into the bill, and the with the nature
Quick note...you do have to pay taxes after $10,500 (which is new with the latest stim) but after that you do.

Bottom line, I think it was a good idea to extend them the last time, but extending them again I don't think would be a good idea. September is when they expire, but we need to fight the antivaxxers that could stop us from not being 100% open by then.

Bottom line I'd rather have the unemployment benefits high for a slightly too long period of time than a too short period of time.
How ya gonna do that? You a Vax Passport advocate there are ya?
 

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clear as mud...
all I know is what's been put into the bill, and the with the nature

How ya gonna do that? You a Vax Passport advocate there are ya?
No. Even though proof of vaccinations are already linked to a sh*t ton of activities in our country.

I just think we need to persuade. I'm not sure how that happens but I want to get back to normal and vaccines depend on it.

But honestly at this point people are so damn selfish that I guess we're just going to have to let the vulnerable die and they won't give a sh*t
 
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The 6% unemployment rate only includes people looking for work the past 4 weeks.

From the article:
Standard unemployment rates do not capture all of the negative effects that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the labor market. For example, the overall unemployment rate would be 7.1 percent if it included people who have stopped looking for work during the past four weeks. (The headline unemployment rate does not count those people as unemployed because they are considered outside of the labor force.) Including the 5.8 million people that are working part time despite desiring full-time work would bring the rate to 10.7 percent.


So the people you are referring to would increase the unemployment rate from 6 to 7 but are CLEARLY a small slice of the unemployment pie
Talking about 3% or so higher than a year ago. That's not an insignificant number.
 

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‘Bout fell outta my truck when I heard about this.... so read down a ways to where they talk about numbers... Biden admin is ramming thru a $1.8T bill that’d extend gubmint funded unemployment pay out to 26 WEEKS (that’s half a year for all of you Biden voters) @ 75% of their pay. Am all for unemployment benefits for ppl laid off, don’t hear this wrong, I had to layoff a couple because of the shutdown, and will again when taxes go up. That said, THIS IS F’ING INSANE!! Price of lumber currently is, what 5-7x normal? It’s because the industry CAN’T FIND WORKERS. Neither can I. The employee market is f’ing BARE right now, and I wondered why until THIS... Biden admin is creating a Generation of ppl content to sit on their asses and get paid for it. Oh and here’s a really fun tidbit... one need not be Fired to apply for and receive Free Money, they can QUIT, if they feel their work environment is ‘unsafe’. !!!!!!!!!!!!! ‘He’s a terrorist because he voted for Trump! I feel unsafe!! She’s not wearing her mask right!!! I QUIT!!! now where’s my free money?’
How many of y’all on this board are collecting free money from home right now, and if you are, do you have ANY motivation to wanna work full time for an extra 25%? Literally can’t do anything but shake my head about this.
I never took any of the stimulus money, or business owner bailouts, but will sure get to pay for others who did.

Gotta get these libtards out of government.
 
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Could you find people in 2019? If you answer yes, you are a liar.

Also if you are in Nebraska or Iowa check your current unemployment rate. It has reached zero* unemployment rate or dam close.

*Zero isn't truly zero but the lowest possible sustainable level.
Wow. How do you live with yourself? On Nebraska there ar literally restaurants closing tel additional days a week because they can’t find people. In Seattle where my friend lives, owns a business in construction, can’t finds anyone to work despite paying signing bonuses and huge pay.

You are a liar as you always have been. Nelson always goes full Nelson.
 

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I agree a half year is too long under normal conditions. But I also believe these folks and their advisors still have no idea what to expect. We have a certain % of the population not interested in a vaccine and therefore not able to achieve heard immunity in a way that would allow with more certainty to proceed forward and out of the pandemic. Then we have all of the changes and adjustments business has made in order to survive 1-2-4-6 months of being shut down. Enablement of remote workers, some businesses closed for good, some outsourced the work to remain in business, etc. So what does that impact look like as we move forward tentatively (with less certainty because lacking herd immunity) on our job market? What does that look like from a wages/labor perspective? Etc.

So I think the half year is a built in safety mechanism and while there are people who will certainly abuse it, no question, it is better to have it there if something happened then to not have it there and scramble after the fact.
I currently have sars cov 2 but at least the doc said I don’t have covid 19. I feel fine still working and Ewing all the customers possible because I don’t believe in not working and taking a payday. So there is that.
 

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Wow. How do you live with yourself? On Nebraska there ar literally restaurants closing tel additional days a week because they can’t find people. In Seattle where my friend lives, owns a business in construction, can’t finds anyone to work despite paying signing bonuses and huge pay.

You are a liar as you always have been. Nelson always goes full Nelson.
What part is lieing dippy?

Nebraska having and incredibly low unemployment rate that is considered "natural" or zero unemployment?

Or the fact that you couldn't fund good help for the last 4 years.

Man you are just dumb my friend
 

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I never took any of the stimulus money, or business owner bailouts, but will sure get to pay for others who did.

Gotta get these libtards out of government.
You should look up all the "Republican" led buisnesses out here, that had no problems with covid, and the massive money they took in PPE loans.

Quite sickening actually
 

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You should look up all the "Republican" led buisnesses out here, that had no problems with covid, and the massive money they took in PPE loans.

Quite sickening actually
Have to agree with ya on this Nelson. A friend brought this to my attention last night on the number of farmers that got money.I know most of these guys and it left me just shaking my head.
 
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nelsonj22

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Have to agree with ya on this Nelson. A friend brought this to my attention last night on the number of farmers that got money.I know most of these guys and it left me just shaking my head.
Yep, brown electric in Atlantic is one of the few to not take it, owner told me "why the fvck would I take it when we've had a great year, I'm not a crook".

Lots of people that think socialistic policies are bad turned around and suckled the teet.
 

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What part is lieing dippy?

Nebraska having and incredibly low unemployment rate that is considered "natural" or zero unemployment?

Or the fact that you couldn't fund good help for the last 4 years.

Man you are just dumb my friend
You obviously don’t know how to read nor comprehend.

businesses are not able to hire right noe because there are too many jobs, it has to do woth lazy democrat policies handing out free money to not work.

it’s too bad you don’t want to work skippy