Ben Daecher

Unemployment insurance claims spiked immediately during the beginning of the pandemic, but has since declined.

Over 60,000 Texans Lost Their “Break Even Wage” When Federal Unemployment Insurance Expired

By Ben Daecher / July 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Over 60,000 Texans Lost Their “Break Even Wage” When Federal Unemployment Insurance Expired

Since August 2020, thousands of unemployed Texans have received an extra $300 per week in unemployment from the Federal government. In fact, when Governor Greg Abbott ended this program in Texas in June 2021, there were 197,679 people who lost this benefit. Governor Abbott’s logic was to help “unemployed Texans connect with the more than…

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