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How to Keep Workers Off the Job

Another 2.4 million Americans filed for jobless benefits last week for a total of 38.6 million in nine weeks. The good news is that as states let businesses reopen, many of these folks should be able to get back to work. But most may have little incentive to, according to a new economic working paper that finds two-thirds are making more unemployed.

The Cares Act increased normal state unemployment benefits by $600 a week, which equates to a $15 per hour wage. Jobless payments vary by state, but most replace from a third to…

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