End to Extra Federal Jobless Aid to Impact Tens of Thousands of Mainers

James Myall, economic policy analyst at the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said the reason many folks are enrolled in the federal programs in the first place is because they’ve exhausted the state’s rule of 26 weeks in a year.

“They’ve lost their jobs due to the pandemic, or had to quit because it’s unsafe, or they don’t have child care,” Myall outlined. “You know, there are all these reasons why folks are out of work right now.”

Click here to read the full story, first published August 19, 2021, in the Public News Service.