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Is a $300 unemployment boost holding back jobs? Yes and no – CNBC

The April jobs report is fueling concern in some circles over a $300 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits. Its true effect is hard to judge, however.



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Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Arkansas will end enhanced unemployment benefits June 26.
Tensions are flaring over a $300 supplement to weekly unemployment benefits.
A weaker-than-expected April jobs report has led to outcry in some circles that the payments are fueling a labor shortage. The extra aid offers an incentive for laid-off workers to stay home, critics argue, making it hard for businesses to hire.
Others think factors like child care and the virus play a primary role in hiring difficulties…

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