Low Unemployment = No Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Seems right to me. But that’s not the tone taken by this article from the AP:

Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota are the only states with unemployment rates that average below 6 percent, so those states qualify for only two of the four tiers of extended benefits.

State labor officials say they can’t do anything to change who is eligible.

Sorry, but why would one want more people to qualify for extended benefits if the real issue was getting folks back to work? We should be rejoicing that the unemployment rates are so low, instead.

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