First the latest news about new unemployment claims in Tennessee. Since the Governor stopped federal unemployment money as well as extended benefits AND benefits to the self employed and gig workers....as of yesterday, an additional 24,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since July 3rd.
In fact, Tennessee was one of only 10 states in the entire nation that showed MORE new claims this week, than the week before. Only California and Nevada had more new claims filed.
SOMETHING is obviously wrong.
Unemployment in Tennessee, if you can get it, only averages $218 a week.
What kind of a lifestyle do you think that provides?
Why are so many Tennesseans opting for that, instead of taking one of the jobs available? Is $218 a week enough to encourage someone to stay home? You'd certainly think not.
Are folks choosing to stay home, and suffer economically, rather than take the jobs that are available? If so, what does that say about the jobs that are available? If anything.
Those of us who say, 'well I've always worked 3 jobs when I had to', and 'as long as I'm able-bodied, I'll always go to work'. Good on us. That still doesn't answer the question of why so many folks are STILL refusing to take the jobs that are being offered. An unemployment check of $218 a week...IF you even qualify for one...and for however long you can receive it...isn't enough of a reason to stay home, regardless of how 'lazy' you are perceived to be. It just can't be. It must be something else.
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