Insights / Podcast episode•Feb 25, 2021
The Surprising Results of Pandemic Unemployment Benefits
Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig
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In March 2020, the CARES Act expanded who was eligible for unemployment benefits, how much they could collect and for how long. Economists are now finding patterns in job searches and spending during this enormous expansion that seem to counter common economic assumptions. Peter Ganong and Fiona Greig join to discuss the surprising effects they uncovered in the data.