Initial Jobless Claims tumbled (positively) to their lowest since the pandemic lockdowns began, adding just 406k Americans last week (well below the 425k expected). This is still double the pre-pandemic norms...
And despite the ongoing trend of improvement, there are still just under 16 million Americans on some form of government dole...
Bear in mind that while Congress extended Pandemic Emergency unemployment benefits through September 6th, at least 21 states cancelled the benefits...
At least 21 states are going to end the emergency unemployment benefits before the September 6th deadline.— UPFINA (@UPFINAcom) May 25, 2021
The map shows many of the end dates.
3.5 million people will come off benefits in the next couple months.
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Maybe it's time for this alligator's jaws to snap shut!
All eyes will be on the next jobs report for sure. It's on Friday, June 4.