Where are workers now that jobless aid is gone?

ON THE HUNT: Graham Berryman looks at his laptop at his apartment in Springfield, Mo. He is a lawyer who has struggled to find work during the pandemic after he was let go by his previous firm in August 2020. He has lived off savings. / AP PHOTO/BRUCE E. STIDHAM
ON THE HUNT: Graham Berryman looks at his laptop at his apartment in Springfield, Mo. He is a lawyer who has struggled to find work during the pandemic after he was let go by his previous firm in August 2020. He has lived off savings. / AP PHOTO/BRUCE E. STIDHAM
Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were desperate to fill. Yet three months after half the states began ending that federal…

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