Labor Day generally is a weekend of celebration in the United States from coast to coast. But this year, as many are still reeling from the pandemic (with no real help in sight) Labor Day felt dramatically different than those times in the past. Recently, the federal eviction moratorium came to an end in the states which means that landlords can once again begin evicting people (though not every landlord is.)
But with 6 Sept now upon us comes another blow to struggling families. As of Monday, boosted unemployment benefits have officially come to an end in the United States. The previously available federal law that made them possible has officially expired resulting in a loss of much needed funds for families nationwide.
People will still be able to apply for regular unemployment though those checks are in most places next to nothing according to several people we quizzed in places like Missouri; New York, and even Arizona.
On Friday, the White House confirmed to the public that it had no actual plans to revisit boosted unemployment benefits which probably will create problems for Democrats come midterm election time. President Biden maintains that the United States is on the right track to regain itself, though, the government refuses to address many of the common elephants in the room that are stopping folks from going back to work.