Jobless Americans in at least 16 states are about to get a rude awakening
Some state lawmakers are pulling the plug on enhanced federal unemployment benefits.
Since the onset of the pandemic, every state has accepted federal unemployment aid that enabled them to distribute benefits to out-of-work people who normally would not qualify for them. States have also been handing out extra federal benefits — including an additional $600 a week at one point — to all unemployed workers on top of their state benefits.
These enhanced unemployment benefits were set to expire in September, but a growing number of states want to...