The economy has steadily added jobs since the country’s first wave of pandemic-related layoffs, but after enhanced unemployment benefits ended Monday, some expect many Americans will soon return to the labor market. Rebecca Dixon, executive director at the National Employment Law Project, joined Cheddar to talk about whether or not data backs up the speculation. “We’ve actually seen that states that continue to pay benefits have slightly better job growth than in the states that cut them off prematurely." She added that other studies have shown that cutting benefits causes hardship for families without actually speeding up their return to the job market.