June 20, 2021

Cancel extra $300, federal unemployment programs, Michigan business group urges

As employers struggle to find workers, Michigan could make it easier by canceling the extra $300 in jobless benefits and getting rid of federal unemployment programs, a state business group says.

At least four states already decided to stop accepting federal unemployment benefits in mid-to-late June – Montana, South Carolina, North Dakota and Iowa.

Michigan should join them, says the Michigan chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business.

“There are just too many jobs and too many people who are not incentivized to take them,” said Charles Owens, Michigan director of the NFIB.

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