Pandemic unemployment benefits end today. Why that’s good for workers and the economy.

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Why isn’t the economy growing as quickly as expected, and what can lawmakers do to supercharge growth and help families thrive? The answers can be found in states like Utah, where a recent policy shift has moved the economy into higher gear.

Utah is booming by virtually every measure. It has a 2.6% unemployment rate, the second lowest in the nation. In recent months it landed in the top 10 for monthly job growth.