Arizona Becomes Latest State to Offer Return-to-Work Bonuses

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On the other hand, many states are reporting problems with labor shortages, particularly in certain lower-paying industries like hospitality. For months, lawmakers have been pointing a finger at boosted unemployment benefits as the reason behind those shortages. The American Rescue Plan, the relief bill that put the most recent round of $1,400 stimulus checks in Americans' bank accounts, boosted unemployment by $300 a week through the beginning of September.

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