With the government allowing more, and more people back to work, there has been a slight decrease in the amount of people filing for unemployment.
For some the unemployment payments are not enough, so back to work they go. For others, and I know of a couple of cases, they are getting more staying home, so why bother.
There is one case where the person is living with a partner, and is getting $1,800 a month just for them. With the partner’s income, they decided that it just wasn’t worth going to work, as the net income they were bringing in was much less than this amount.
As a country we want unemployment to go down. How can we get people like this to go back to work, when there is no incentive?
I know this is only one case, but I am sure there are many more. What are your thoughts on this problem?