1. Cutting Unemployment Aid Didn't Get Many Unemployed Americans Back To Work NPR 14:03

Some twelve million Americans saw their expanded unemployment assistance expire Monday as the delta variant throttles the nation’s economic recovery. Research from the states that halted the aid programs earlier this summer suggests the end of benefits will hurt spending and won’t do much to get people back into the workforce.

So far, neither Congress nor the Biden administration are pushing to renew the benefits.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.
Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.
Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.
Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.
Find and support your local public radio station.