Last week, we asked readers: "Since unemployment benefit extensions from COVID-19 have run out, why do you think people have dropped out of the labor market?" A total of 884 voters responded to give their thoughts on the question with six different answer options.
The majority of readers believe that people "are still getting more income from the government than in the private sector" with 64.45 percent of the vote (542 readers). Another 12.72 percent believe "they have shifted to a single-income lifestyle" (107 readers), while 5.59 percent believe "they are homeschooling children" (47 readers).
Other respondents said "fear of contracting COVID-19" is the reason, with 3.33 percent (28 readers), with another 3.09 percent thinking they "started their own businesses" (26 readers). Finally, 10.82 percent stated they were "not sure" why people have dropped out of the labor market (91 readers).
The labor market has worried many Americans due to its effect on everyday goods and services. Unemployment benefits from COVID-19 have caused many to not return to work and reap the benefits of government-provided income. Many small businesses shut their doors during the pandemic, while many businesses are struggling to hire employees and stay open. It will be interesting to see how the Biden administration responds to this continual economic turmoil as it attempts to deal with numerous other crises around the country.
Disclaimer: These polls are to measure the opinions of our readers, and the results reflect the views of those who choose to respond. These polls are opinion-based and not proven, nor based on scientific methods of sampling, data collection, and analysis. We encourage all readers to be informed and educated based on scientific methods of data collections.