Maine’s job recovery stalled in September as COVID-19 surged

Portland Press Herald

“I think we can finally put that theory to bed,” said Arthur Phillips, a policy analyst at the Maine Center for Economic Policy, about the idea that generous unemployment aid kept jobless people out of the workforce. “Data from 26 states that got rid of supplemental benefits before the September cutoff … national data from September and Maine data from September point to a very negligible impact on employment.”

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