‘No one wants to work anymore’: the truth behind this unemployment benefits myth


US employees are concerned about safety, others have caregiving responsibilities and some are using their job loss as an opportunity to find other work

At restaurants across the country – from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Forth Worth, Texas – the same sign is popping up: “We are short staffed. Please be patient with the staff that did show up. No one wants to work anymore.”

The implication is that the federal government’s expanded unemployment benefits of $300 each week are keeping people at home instead of behind cash registers and in fast food kitchens.

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