22 Republican Governors moved this week to block the Democrats’ unemployment benefits starting in June; a move many deemed necessary after job growth stalled in April with millions opting to stay home and collect government checks.
“Thursday’s report by the Department of Labor was released as many GOP governors announced their plans to end the benefits. Business executives and Republicans have accused the unemployment benefit of preventing unemployed people from finding jobs,” reports Newsweek.
States include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Kansas and Florida may join the group in the coming days.
April’s Jobs report clocked in at just 266,000 new positions, with many experts predicting that number to be four times higher at approximately one million.