In case you missed the widespread news coverage, our latest CTUP paper finds that government payments and free health care benefits can pay more than the annual equivalent of a $100,000 job in three states, and the equivalent of an $80,000 a year job in 13 states.
The national average of unemployment Obamacare subsidies for a family of four with two parents receiving UI benefits is the equivalent of more than $60,000 a year in cash and benefits.
In roughly half the states today, while receiving UI and health insurance subsidies, an unemployed couple can earn more than a firefighter, a construction worker, a retail clerk, or a machinist earns from working 40 hours a week.
No wonder working people feel like they are getting ripped off.
The full paper is available here: https://
And a New York Post story on it is here: https://nypost.com/2022/