States where it's harder to get unemployment benefits may see higher rates of poverty

Author: Leigh Lynes

In the least generous unemployment insurance states, more families have fallen below the poverty line in the pandemic, said Notre Dame economist Jim Sullivan. His recent study found “the rise in poverty is much more pronounced for the states for which unemployment insurance take-up is low. We saw a rise in the last six months of 3.5 percentage points.”

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