Scores of media outlets across the country have published reports over the past week on the state of our nation's economy and the looming expiration of extended unemployment benefits.
A reporter for The New York Times interviewed Wendy Block, Director of Health Policy & Human Resources for the Michigan Chamber, who provided this quote:
"At one point, our unemployment taxes were just a blip on the balance sheet, but when you’re talking over $500 a head, this is significant...It's having a chilling effect on hiring."
This interview was picked up by nearly 29 media outlets around the country. Click here to read The New York Times report, published July 10.